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Perfect Garlic Sauteed Asparagus is the best way to cook asparagus. This delicious and easy garlic asparagus is cooked in less than ten minutes!
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Perfect Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

In less than ten minutes, you can make the most delicious Perfect Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It is the easiest and tastiest spring vegetable side dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings



  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or roughly chopped (personal preference)


  • Give your asparagus a fresh cut and trim off the bottoms. Boil a large pot of salted water. Blanch the asparagus by boiling in salted water for 1 minute, then transfer asparagus spears to large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • In large heavy bottom pan, heat butter over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add garlic and cook just until it turns golden brown; this only takes a couple of minutes. Remove asparagus from ice water and shake off any excess water. Add to hot garlic butter and sauté until spears are evenly coated in garlic butter and warmed through, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and/or a squeeze of fresh lemon.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.5mg