Sautéed Asparagus with Parmesan

This post has been updated. The photos (some) are new but the recipe is the same and I am retaining the step by step tutorial, too. Hope you try this yummy dish, if you haven’t yet!

Whenever we have Asparagus as a side dish and feel like doing something a little different from the usual boiled (and often boring) Asparagus, we turn to this dish. It takes literally 5 minutes – perhaps even less to actually cook it. The prepping doesn’t take much time either so it’s truly a win-win dish. So when you fancy a delicious and easy side dish for your Spring dinner – then try this!

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1 lb (or a bunch) fresh Asparagus, cleaned, trimmed and then sliced to about 1 1/2-2 inches length, if preferred
1 Tablespoon, Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon, Butter
4 Garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Grated Parmesan – 1/4 cup or to taste


In a large frying pan, heat the oil to medium and melt the butter in it.

Once the butter has melted, sauté the garlic just until aromatic, a matter of seconds. Quickly add the sliced Asparagus and then continue to sauté for about a minute or until it’s fully coated in the butter. Season with salt and pepper at this point.

Sauté until it’s tender crisp perhaps another 3 minutes or so depending on how thick your asparagus are. To speed it up, cover the pan and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Uncover and then stir-fry some more just until it’s tender but still retains some bite or crunch (you don’t want it mushy!).

Transfer to a serving plate and generously sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese! Serve immediately.


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  1. April 11, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Sounds great. We love asparagus, but never tried it with parm.

    • April 16, 2013 / 3:08 am

      Thanks, Tiffany. It is delicious with Parmesan! Hope you enjoy it too! 🙂

  2. April 11, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    I think the pictures are really nice :). Looking forward to asparagus season 😛

    • April 16, 2013 / 3:09 am

      Thank you so much, very sweet of you to say that! 🙂 Seems like it's here now 'cause Asparagus is so cheap already! Yay!

    • April 16, 2013 / 3:10 am

      Thanks, Sessy! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    November 19, 2013 / 6:24 am

    Made these for a long time now.. Delicious!! You can also cook in oven @ 425 degrees for 15-20 mins.. adding the parm during the last few mins.. 🙂

  4. August 25, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Thank you so much for taking time to post!

  5. March 20, 2016 / 12:15 am

    This turned out great 🙂 Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  6. May 20, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Made this today from my fresh asparagus. I used coconut oil. Love it!

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