Asparagus With Spicy Nutmeg Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Nutmeg butter on asparagus spears- you'll never want to boil your asparagus again! And its low-carb too. What could be better? From McCormick Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. Mix nutmeg, garlic salt, and pepper into melted butter.
  3. Wash and break asparagus.
  4. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking pan lined with foil.
  5. Drizzle with oil and roll around to coat evenly.
  6. Broil asparagus 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once.
  7. Place in a serving dish and pour seasoned butter over asparagus.
  8. (Garnish with nuts, if desired.).
Most Helpful

What a great change from steamed asparagus! Went very well with lamb at Christmas dinner! I used toasted pecan pieces instead of pine nuts. Thanks for posting!

Outta Here December 26, 2006

When I combined the melted butter with the nutmeg, pepper and garlic salt, I knew that we had a winner. The aroma was great and the flavor was even better. We love roasted asparagus, but this raises it up a notch. We served it with Champagne Chicken (Champagne Chicken) and Brown Rice (Brown Rice Perfection). It was a perfect me...I just wish we had more asparagus. Thanks for posting.

Ms B. February 02, 2006

We had this with our ham, for Easter dinner and everyone loved it. I had to broil my asparagus a bit longer, about 3-4 minutes more, as they were pretty thick. I snapped and peeled them before proceeding with the rest of the recipe and I did use the pine nuts and they add lots to the results. My family and I really loved this way of preparing asparagas and I plan on doing it this way in the future. Thanks Alijen, great recipe! :)

Hey Jude March 27, 2005