Roasted with garlic or steamed with butter and a squirt of lemon juice, nothing says spring like a side dish of fresh, tender asparagus spears at the Easter dinner table. Browse our asparagus recipes for great ways to complement your Easter dinner, from cheesy casseroles to simple sides, salads, and more.

Breaded Asparagus


The bread crumbs create a crisp coating for the asparagus as it bakes. Serve with honey mustard dip for a quick snack or appetizer.

Asparagus Pasta Spring Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

These salmon-, cream cheese-, and dill-filled lasagna rolls are ready to serve in about 15 minutes.

Roasted Asparagus with Tomato Jam

Better Homes and Gardens

A tomato, sweet pepper, and horseradish jam complements this roasted asparagus side dish. Serve the jam pureed if you'd prefer a smoother texture.

Roasted Asparagus

Better Homes and Gardens

This is an occasion where simpler is better. The sweet flavor of asparagus is heightened when it is roasted quickly and showered with Parmesan cheese.

Citrus-Roasted Asparagus

Better Homes and Gardens

Oranges add a citrus flavor to this quick and easy side-dish recipe that can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Asparagus with Goat Cheese

Diabetic Living

Grilling gives fresh asparagus a rich, roasted flavor that meshes wonderfully with tangy goat cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Asparagus with Red Peppers

Diabetic Living

Simmering asparagus with tarragon adds flavor in this recipe without the fat of sauteing.

Total: 35 mins

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan

Diabetic Living

Although this simple side dish recipe is delicious with salmon and other fish, it's also tasty with beef, pork, and poultry.

How to Grill Asparagus

One of the telltale signs of spring is when those bundles of bright green spears start appearing in the produce section--understanding how to grill asparagus will make the vegetable shine.

How to Steam Asparagus

Those bundles of green spears at the supermarket are one of the first signs of spring, and discovering how to steam asparagus is a great way to experience the season's bounty.

Green Green Spring Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Asparagus with Warm Vinaigrette

Diabetic Living

The lively combination of ginger and apricot nectar creates a noteworthy vinaigrette recipe for fresh asparagus.

Total: 20 mins

How to Cook Asparagus

If your entree is like the star performer of your meal, then your side dishes are the supporting characters. But no matter how good your star is, you won't have a good show without interesting supporting characters, right? What does this mean when it comes to your meal? It means that same old boring steamed broccoli isn't going to cut it this time. But what can you choose instead? Learn how to cook asparagus, and your meal will be a sure-fire hit every night.

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