The versatility of asparagus makes this vegetable easy to use in a variety of recipes, from pasta dishes to salads and soups. Consider using both white and green stalks to liven a main dish or create a baked, roasted, or grillled asparagus side vegetable.

Asparagus and Red Pepper Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

To simplify preparation, replace the homemade olive paste with purchased tapenade for these appetizers.

Total: 45 mins

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 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.

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.

Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake

Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe calls for ground turkey and makes a memorable brunch recipe that's been popular with Better Homes and Gardens readers for decades.

Ham-Asparagus Strata

Better Homes and Gardens

This cheesy breakfast or brunch recipe is a make-ahead special. Fix it the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning.

Shrimp & Watercress Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Watercress has a peppery bite that provides contrast to mild-mannered asparagus in this simple main-dish salad.

Total: 15 mins

Asparagus Spring Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

Add a creative twist to any gathering by serving these fresh and fun appetizers of lasagna noodles wrapped around smoked salmon and asparagus spears.

Total: 40 mins

Lobster and Asparagus Alfredo

Better Homes and Gardens

One fresh or frozen lobster tail weighing 10 to 12 ounces yields just the right amount of cooked meat for this richly sauced pasta dish.

Total: 25 mins

Risotto With Chicken Sausage And Asparagus

Family Circle

Making risotto in the microwave is less labor-intensive than stovetop cooking that requires constant attention. Sausage and asparagus turn this into a one-dish meal.

Lemony Spring Risotto

Family Circle

Showcase spring's finest in this veggie-packed rice dish.

Spring Asparagus Slaw

Better Homes and Gardens

A fresh vegetable slaw tops asparagus in this simple low calorie side dish.

Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Add dried Italian seasoning or a combination of dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, or rosemary for added flavor to this roasted vegetable side dish.

Rarebit Sauce with Roasted Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Vegetables and a homemade creamy sauce top toast in this meatless main dish.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve these fresh wrapped appetizers,filled wit asparagus, cheese, and prosciutto for spring or summer. For easy rolling, allow cheese slices to stand at room temperature about 15 minutes.

Asparagus-Ham Bake

Midwest Living

Casseroles are an obvious cold-weather staple and for good reason. Try this comforting soup that features asparagus, rice, ham, and cheese, and a crunchy panko topping.

Asparagus  Recipes: Take your pick!
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