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Asparagus Side Dish Recipes

Asparagus is always a favorite side dish on a holiday table. Find recipes for roasting, grilling, sauteeing and even more ideas for asparagus side dishes.

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With tons of veggies and flavorful rice, this simple dish has all your sides covered. Hearty and filling, this, paired with chicken or the pork chops here, is the only side you'll need. Vary the basil depending on how sweet you like your meals. Pat Habiger - Spearville, Kansas
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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

"Here's one of my very favorite recipes for that first early-spring asparagus," writes Marie Hattrup from Sparks, Nevada. "Stir-frying keeps the texture crisp but tender; lemon and soy sauce make for a light tasty coating, and the toasted almonds add a flavorful crunch."

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

"This chilled asparagus side dish is light and tangy. It's quick to fix, too," notes field editor Sonja Blow of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy' side dish with very little work.—Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois
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Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

"Living in the Midwest, we anticipate spring treats like fresh asparagus all winter long," affirms Mickey Kelly, Burnsville, Minnesota. "Our three small children can't help but snitch a taste when this dish is chilling in the fridge. I use the vinaigrette dressing on salads, sliced tomatoes and other steamed vegetables as well."

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Nothing says "spring" like a fresh crop of young asparagus. And this recipe superbly ushers in this wonderful season. The delicate cheese sauce and assorted seasonings nicely complement the tender stalks without being overwhelming. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

With tons of veggies and flavorful rice, this simple dish has all your sides covered. Hearty and filling, this, paired with chicken or the pork chops here, is the only side you'll need. Vary the basil depending on how sweet you like your meals. Pat Habiger - Spearville, Kansas

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Fresh asparagus dresses up a weeknight meal with aromatic tarragon. Try substituting the asparagus with broccoli for a twist.

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

MY SISTER created this recipe and shared it with me. I always serve it on special holidays, particularly Easter. My husband says he hates asparagus, but he loves this casserole. He doesn't know he's eating his "enemy vegetable"! -Joyce Allison, Millsap, Texas

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

We're so pleased to have finally gotten an asparagus bed established! Now when I have a bounty of those tender spears, I pull out this recipe. Orange and pistachios complement the asparagus beautifully. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

This pretty side dish is an excellent way to serve one of the first springtime vegetables from our garden. I never have leftovers since everyone goes for the fresh taste of the asparagus, the crunch of the walnuts and the zippy seasoning. —Margaret Souders Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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