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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.

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momio User ID: 2526647 225114
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

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

Mlejnek User ID: 5541488 6065
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

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

reedsgirl User ID: 6951104 3412
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

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

kshea User ID: 2698812 199736
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"husband loves!"

christindelaney User ID: 2682730 6064
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"Just tried it and loved it!"

jillea User ID: 1763985 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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