Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic

    20 min

    This garlicky asparagus side dish is a northern Italian favourite. My family loves it!

    1827 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 50g (2 oz) butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Stir in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (1149)


    Altered ingredient amounts. This is absolutely delicious. We are a garlic loving family, and so I doubled the garlic cloves and didn't use quite as much butter as called for. The asparagus had a garlic infused taste and stayed crunchy well after it was done cooking. I gave it a hefty dose of salt and served it over rice along with a Salmon recipe also found on the site. Will definitely be making again. Thanks a bunch Kim!!  -  15 Sep 2008


    I've never cooked asparagus before, and only eaten it once before so I was not hopeful about it, but I have to say, this was simply delicious. We had fish and brown rice with it, and I added some lemon juice to the leftover garlicky butter from the pan as a dipping sauce. Many happy groans of delight.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Loved it! Nothing more to say!  -  28 Jun 2012