Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins
I love this recipe because it is simple, quick and tasty. The asparagus is tender/crisp. WE have also used feta cheese either with or without the parm cheese to twist the flavor a little- great! Since we are on a low carb diet this recipe really brightens up our menu.
- 1 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed (usually a 1 pound bunch)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- In medium fry pan (preferably non stick), heat oil and butter on med-high heat. Place asparagus in pan trying to get in a single layer so all can cook evenly. Season with the salt and pepper (adjusting to taste), cover with a lid to help "steam" the asparagus for about 5-6 minutes, tossing occasionally with tongs.
- When done to your likeness of crisp or tender, toss in the parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
I have never cooked asparagus before or even really liked it, but my boyfriend loves it, so I agreed to cook it. This recipe is awesome and so easy. I will be cooking and eating asparagus again.
Very good, very tasty!! I will be making this again often, thanks for posting.
Yum! I had no idea I liked asparagus until I tried this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it. I like my asparagus pretty soft so I double the cooking time and add a little bit of cold water to the pot about half way through to complete the steaming. Love this! :)