Asparagus with Basil Parmesan Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

All of the work in this recipe can be done in advance. Keep the butter at room temperature and refrigerate the asparagus until ready to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the asparagus until just crisp tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Arrange on a broilerproof platter.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Beat butter in a medium bowl until fluffy.
  5. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice.
  6. Season.
  7. Drop butter mixture by teaspoonfuls over asparagus.
  8. Broil until topping browns, about 3 minutes.
  9. Be careful not to burn.
  10. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

I thought this was good, but others couldn't stop raving about it. I made it for Easter dinner yesterday at my in-laws and there were 42 people there (so I scaled the recipe to 10 lbs.) It was great to prep in advance, but the parmesan butter was more like a sauce than a coating which I had thought. I gave 4 stars because of the raves I got.

Jules127 April 09, 2007

Everyone thought it was great! Made this for St. Patrick's day and the asparagus went well with the corned beef & potatoes. Will definately be making it again! Thank you for providing me with my new favorite way to make asparagus!

Kiersten Phae March 20, 2006