Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

You can also use green beans, which are generally cheaper. The original recipe calls for a bit less spice, but I use more and use about 2 tablespoons or more minced onion (if you do this, add more butter or margarine). This is one of my favorite recipes ever =] Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut up veggies (asparagus: cut off bottom and cut each "tree" into about three pieces. green beans: cut off both ends and slice into one or two pieces each.).
  2. Melt butter or margarine in frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add cut up veggies and all seasonings.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Cover pan and fry for about 8 minutes for asparagus and 10-15 minutes for green beans.
  6. Stir once or twice (if at all) until cooked the way you like them (we like our veggies soft -- you might like them crunchy).
Most Helpful

Yum, yum!!!! I roasted this to be lazy. I sprayed tinfoil on a baking sheet with Pam and added the asparagus. I sprayed it with garlic flavored EVOO. I didn't have cajun seasoning so I used cayenne and eyeballed all measurements. I used regular salt instead of seasoning salt and added about 5 cloves of minced garlic. YUM!!! Roasted at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and squirted fresh lemon on top. Will definitely make again!

RedVinoGirl January 01, 2010

Excellent! Easy! Ideal for a quick side dish. Thanks so much.

Marysdottir March 28, 2012

The spices are great on beans - I made the recipe a bit differently. I frenched the beans because they were just a tad big, steamed them for 8 minutes and then sprinkled the spice over them. Looked great and tasted great. I look forward to next years asparagus season - Will make this recipe again

Bergy August 12, 2010