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.

Roasted Asparagus

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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

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

Roasted Asparagus with Tomato Jam

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

Asparagus Pasta Spring Rolls

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

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

Green Green Spring Vegetables

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Total: 25 mins

Orange Mint and Asparagus Pasta Salad

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The uniquely shaped campanelle is the pasta of choice for this side dish recipe. If you don't have it on hand, any medium-size pasta will do.

Asparagus Dijon

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Asparagus cooks quickly and can be ready, with a creamy Dijon sauce, in 15 minutes. An easy way to remove scales from asparagus spears is with a vegetable peeler.

Total: 15 mins

Asparagus in Mustard-Dill Sauce

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