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Sautéed Asparagus with Parmesan

Just 5 minutes to cook this super-easy and delicious side dish – Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic! Sprinkle some Parmesan on top for extra cheesy goodness! Gluten-free and low-carb deliciousness guaranteed.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Manila Spoon


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, or more to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, cleaned, trimmed, and then sliced to about 1 1/2-2 inches length or kept whole, if preferred
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. 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 or whole 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.

  2. 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!).

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