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.

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Lemony Sesame Asparagus

The Food Channel

Asparagus is a traditional Spring vegetable that often appears on the Passover Seder table. This particular variation is simple to prepare, yet looks quite elegant.

Roasted Asparagus

Ladies' Home Journal

Roasting the asparagus with oil instead of boiling it retains its tender-crisp texture. Serve this low-calorie side dish with beef, chicken, or fish.

Asparagus & Parmesan Cream Pastry

Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Total: 37 mins

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.

Caribbean Asparagus

Taste of the South
Total: 15 mins
Total: 50 mins

Braised Asparagus & Cipolline Onions with Pancetta & Balsamic Butter Glaze

Fine Cooking Magazine

Cute little cipolline (chip-oh-LEE-nee) onions are a fun way to add oniony flavor. Originally from Italy, these petite flying-saucer shaped onions have a sweet, delicate flavor that's terrific in stews and braises.

Asparagus Bouquet

Country Crock

Asparagus is an ancient vegetable that is a good source of vitamins A and C.

Total: 16 mins

Smoky Glazed Asparagus

Food & Wine

Chef Nate Appleman of A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco swears by coating vegetables with a mayonnaise-based marinade; it creates a beautifully blistered crust when grilled. Here he offers a marinade for asparagus that is also fabulous on broccoli and fennel.

Total: 45 mins

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.

Total: 10 mins

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 Red Peppers

Diabetic Living

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

Total: 35 mins
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