Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

I like to make this as soon as asparagus season roles around ---try not to purchase thick asparagus as it tends to be tough, you may adjust the garlic amount to taste, I have left the chili flakes as optional I like to add them in for heat :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet melt butter with oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in kosher salt, garlic and crushed chili flakes (if using) cook stirring for about 1 minute (do not brown the garlic).
  3. Add in asparagus and cook for about 8-10 minutes turning the spears to ensure even cooking.
  4. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

I used 1 lb. asparagus and increased the butter by one Tbsp. and I added about 1 tsp. lemon juice right at the end of the cooking time to brighten the flavor. This was a great recipe!

nsomniak6 April 10, 2016

I made this recipe and just have to say Great! Kittencal you have done it again. I enjoy all of your recipes that I try. Thank you

Lorrainz April 22, 2012

I thought I had reviewed this. But I hadn't. I use this recipe every time I have fresh asparagus.
It is so good!. And It is not labor intensive. The smaller the asparagus, the tastiest because it is so melt in your mouth good!

Montana Heart Song February 27, 2012