Asparagus With Basil-Parmesan Butter

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 6 mins

This is amazing! I can't seem to make my asparagus any other way now. It came from Bon Appétit magazine. I also use Parmesan-Reggiano.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Arrange asparagus on broilerproof platter. Preheat broiler.
  3. Beat butter in medium bowl until fluffy.
  4. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Drop butter mixture by teaspoonfuls over asparagus.
  6. Broil asparagus until topping browns, watching closely to avoid burning, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

This is very good, but it's something we won't make frequently because of the calorie and fat content.

Paris D July 16, 2013

Absolutely delicious! Asparagus is crispy and so yummy. I made the topping too chunky once, I make sure it pours on smooth! : )

mrskimd August 22, 2010

Yummy! Would probably double the topping to be purely decadent next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama November 11, 2008