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Asparagus Recipes

Enjoy a healthy spring season with these asparagus recipes, including, roasted asparagus, asparagus soup, baked asparagus, grilled asparagus, asparagus salad, asparagus pasta and more.

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We enjoy this salad in the spring with fried chicken. It's also good with turkey or chicken casseroles during winter. I even served it at Thanksgiving instead of a Waldorf salad. I began cooking when I was 8 years old. My parents did the farm chores before breakfast, so I decided I'd surprise them one morning by making biscuits while they were outside. I ended up with the dough on both hands that just wouldn't let loose—I can still see my mother's big grin when she came in and spot
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Easy Parmesan Asparagus

Easy Parmesan Asparagus

Easy Parmesan Asparagus

"This delicious recipe will turn anyone into an asparagus lover," promises Sarah Porter of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. "My husband used to turn up his nose at asparagus. Now he asks me to make this dish! It's perfect with pork or poultry."

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Need a fast but upscale side? Just a few ingredients give fresh asparagus wonderful flavor. —Marilyn Brown, Pooler, Georgia

Quick Asparagus Soup

Quick Asparagus Soup

Quick Asparagus Soup

"My kids wouldn't eat asparagus when they were young," writes Lois McAtee. "But after trying this smooth creamy soup, they all wanted seconds." To hurry along preparation, the Oceanside, California reader relies on frozen asparagus.
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Asian Asparagus Salad

Asian Asparagus Salad

Asian Asparagus Salad

A delightful change of pace from hot vegetable side dishes, this lovely asparagus salad gets an Asian twist with a simple marinade and sesame seeds. Once you try it, you'll serve it time and again. -Linda Hutton, Hayden, Idaho

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Kelley Casey of Fairfax, Virginia highlights the garden-fresh taste of asparagus with a mild lemon dressing and Parmesan cheese in this delicious side dish. Try it with pork or chicken for a lighter meal.

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

The heat, seasonings and appearance of this colorful main-dish salad are perfect for summer—or any time of year that you want to summon memories of sunshine. —Eileen Budnyk, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad

Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad

Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad

Fresh spinach, crunchy cashews and penne pasta are tossed with roasted asparagus to create this delightful spring salad. —Kathleen Lucas, Trumbull, Connecticut

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

"I love to serve these savory wrapped vegetable sticks for parties or special occasions," remarks Teri Albrecht, Mt. Airy, Maryland. "They're an easy impressive appetizer."

Creamy Asparagus on Toast

Creamy Asparagus on Toast

Creamy Asparagus on Toast

If you have hard-cooked eggs left over from Easter, here's a way to use some of them. It's delicious for a luncheon or light supper.

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

"My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare dishes like this that would keep well and still taste great as leftovers," recalls Nicole LeCroy of Nashville, Tennessee. "Mom got her appetite back when she tried this cool and crunch asparagus that gets a flavor boost from soy sauce. It's a nice accompaniment to chicken, roast beef or ham."

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Clarice Scheeringa of Ripon, California shares this dressed-up asparagus. "I live in the heart of asparagus country, so I'm always on the look out for new ways to serve it," she explains. "Lemon and a touch of tarragon make it a quick elegant side dish."

Marvelous Mediterranean Vegetables

Marvelous Mediterranean Vegetables

Marvelous Mediterranean Vegetables

With so many barbecues in the summer, I created this simple, tasty dish to complement any entree. I like to prepare it earlier in the day and let it marinate, then I just throw it on the grill.—Cathy Godberson, Oakville, Ontario

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Easy Roasted Asparagus

"Asparagus is a perfect choice when you have to put together a quick meal but you want to use healthy vegetables," says Jennifer Shaw of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Next Day Turkey Primavera

Next Day Turkey Primavera

Next Day Turkey Primavera

I make this recipe often around the holidays. It's a wonderful way to use leftover turkey without feeling like it's a "repeat" meal. I love pasta, and the creamy sauce in this primavera is so easy to make. —Robyn Hardisty, Lakewood, California
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