Asparagus parmesan

    15 min

    Quick and easy asparagus side dish that's ready in a flash!

    658 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 500g (1 lb) fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
    • 75g (3 oz) freshly grated Parmesan
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add asparagus spears and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 - 8 minutes, or to desired firmness. Drain off excess oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan, salt and pepper.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Like other reviewers, I enhanced the dish by adding a couple of garlic cloves and half an onion. Tasty.  -  15 Feb 2017


    Amazing  -  02 Aug 2010


    I'm rating this a 5* because, with alterations, it is a HIT! I took the advice of other reviewers and added minced garlic and chopped onions (about 2 cloves and 1/2 an onion) and also threw in 2 slices bacon at the beginning, as my fiance doesn't like asparagas especially and would REALLY turn his nose up if no meat products were was AMAZING!!!! Ooooh, he loved it so much he ate the whole pan (1 lb) of asparagus, and was slobbering for more. I probably used 1/2 c freshly shredded parm all said and done. Thank you!!!  -  21 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)