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

Thanks for posting this. The topping is delicious. I'm on a lime kick right now, so I subbed lime juice for the lemon juice and we really enjoyed the mix of flavors. Even the 2-year-old willingly ate this!

Sonata July 19, 2006

This was great! I did use dried basil and I can`t wait for my home grown garden basil to make this again. The lemon and garlic came through really nice with the creaminess of the butter and saltiness off the cheese. Good Stuff!!Thanks!

Rita~ December 28, 2005

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

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