20 Unique Asparagus Recipes

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These unique asparagus recipes are so delicious and easy to make. You’ll be the talk of the next potluck. Whether it’s in the instant pot or in the air fryer, these recipes will become a fan favorite in your cookbook.

A collection of unique asparagus recipes.

These unique asparagus recipes are easy sides or appetizers to set out for your party guests. Asparagus is a tasty vegetable packed with nutrients, so it would be a big miss if you didn’t try them out!


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Expert Tips for Making Unique Asparagus Recipes

  • What does asparagus pair well with? Asparagus is a perfect side dish for any seafood meal such as scallops or crab cakes.
  • Asparagus is a superfood, what does this mean? Asparagus is high in antioxidants and packs a powerful punch of healthy vitamins and minerals: fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K and folate. It’s also a great source of copper, an essential trace mineral that aids in collagen formation, energy production and iron absorption.
  • What is the best way to cook asparagus? This vegetable can be made in any manner! I provide air fried and instant pot methods but it can also be steamed, grilled, roasted, etc!

Asparagus Side Dish

These side dishes are savory and healthy, pairing well with any of your main dishes!

Prosciutto Asparagus on a white plate with a colored napkin
Prosciutto Asparagus
This Prosciutto Asparagus recipe is an easy appetizer that takes only minutes to make.  The salty prosciutto goes perfectly with tender asparagus and it crisps up nicely when baked.  
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Easy asparagus recipe on a white platter with a striped napkin
Tuscan Roasted Asparagus
This Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is a delightful side dish with a fresh roasted flavor and impressive presentation that will make any meal special.
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Deliciously roasted asparagus
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is made with just a few simple ingredients and makes a perfectly delicious side dish for any meal!
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Lemon Butter Asparagus
It’s simple, but hard to beat! Roasted asparagus is our favorite way to prepare this vibrant and healthy vegetable.
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Yummy sauteed green vegetables
Sauteed Asparagus and Peas
Asparagus and peas prove the old adage: what grows together, goes together. This is the perfect side dish for spring!
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Instant Pot Asparagus

Asparagus done in no time! Perfectly cooked and made with yummy spices to have you wanting more.

Perfectly cooked asparagus
Easy Instant Pot Asparagus
Pressure cooking asparagus seems a little strange, sure, but it’s really just a super fast way to steam vegetables so they cook to perfection without getting soggy or browned!
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Almond topped asparagus
Orange Zest Instant Pot Asparagus
This instant pot asparagus is tender, but still has a nice crunch and flavor thanks to toasted almonds and orange zest!
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Savory bacon wrapped asparagus
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
This bacon wrapped asparagus is a fan favorite at barbecues and is a delicious side dish that is easy to make!
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Creamy asparagus soup
Instant Pot Asparagus Soup
You won't believe how easy it is to make this asparagus soup in your instant pot. It's creamy and full of flavor, and you'll have it ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!
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Asparagus Mushroom Risotto
This vegan dish is a delicious healthy option for lunch or main course.
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Smoked Asparagus

Try a different method that gives a woody and earthy taste!

Earthy smoked aspargus
Classic Smoked Asparagus
A twist on a classic lemon and butter asparagus- try this smoked asparagus for an earthy flavor!
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Evenly glazed smoky asparagus
Smoky Glazed Asparagus
The mayo-based glaze provides a beautiful crunch to the asparagus!
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Smoked Asparagus Medley
A fun way to cook fresh vegetables and so easy to prepare!
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Smoky Asparagus and Mushroom Sauté
Try out this delicious and simple smoked dish that pairs will with any meal.
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Mesquite Smoked Asparagus
This flavored mesquite gives a yummy and woody flavor to the asparagus and it is so easy to make!
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Air Fryer Asparagus Recipes

Tossing the asparagus in the air fryer gives it a perfect crunch!

Savory asparagus fries
Air Fryer Asparagus Fries
Air frying the asparagus gives a perfect crunch to this delicious side dish!
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Deliciously air fried roasted asparagus
Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
Takes only 2 ingredients and saves so much time, this Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus will be your favorite way to cook asparagus from now on!
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Healthy fried asparagus
Air Fryer Asparagus (No Oil)
The absolute best way to roast asparagus is in an air fryer because it’s super quick and the asparagus is perfectly tender and crisp!
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Nicely crusted parmesan asparagus
Air Fryer Parmesan Asparagus
Tender roasted asparagus is air fried with a crispy garlic parmesan crust. It's a simple and delicious air fryer vegetable recipe that has a cook time of only minutes and a scrumptious flavor.
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Air Fryer Balsamic Asparagus
This recipe takes no time and the glaze is sweet, slightly sticky and the almonds add delicious crunch!
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