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Sugared Asparagus Recipe

Sugared Asparagus Recipe

When my husband and I moved from Oklahoma to Rio Grande Valley in Texas years ago, I gained an appreciation for a variety of fresh vegetables. This tasty recipe is a simple way to dress up one of our favorites—asparagus! —Billie Moss, El Sobrante, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add asparagus; saute for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Remove asparagus to a serving dish and keep warm. Cook sauce, uncovered, until reduced by half. Pour over asparagus. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 88 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Sugared Asparagus

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momio 225114
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Delicious!! So simple but it gave the asparagus a great flavor."

Mlejnek 6065
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"I didn't feel it was any better than to simply steam and butter. S.M."

reedsgirl 3412
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"I loved it, and everyone else in my house did too. Just made it tonight :)"

kshea 199736
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"husband loves!"

christindelaney 6064
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"Just tried it and loved it!"

jillea 6387
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"Excellent side dish recipe! Very easy to make and enjoyed by everyone! I make it for special dinners such as Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thank you Billie!"

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