Asparagus with Garlic and Onions

Asparagus with Garlic and Onions

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"Asparagus and onions are steamed until tender, then quickly browned in butter with garlic."


20 m servings 196 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour water into a skillet. Place asparagus and onion in the skillet. Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Cover skillet and steam asparagus and onion 2 to 5 minutes, just until slightly tender. Add a few tablespoons of extra water, if needed, to maintain steam.
  2. When water has steamed off, immediately place butter in skillet. Continue cooking until onions and asparagus are lightly browned. Mix in garlic, and continue cooking about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 63 Ratings


I was careful to watch this very attentively, and because I did I was rewarded with beautiful crisp/tender, steamed/browned asparagus - and I didn't bother to cover it at all. Delightful, att...

This is a favorite in my house. I have made it plenty of times but without the onions. We love onions! I am definitely going to add them next time. I'm sure the extra ingredient will be a pleasa...

I didn't think this one would turn out well. I suspected that the onion would overpower the flavor of the asparagus. But it turned out amazing! The white onion paired so well with the asparagus....

Yum This was really good. I kinda doubled it but didn't add extra butter. Easy & very tasty!

It used a lot of butter for the amount of asparagus, but was very delicious and we would recommend it. You may be able to use olive oil in place of the butter for a healthier side.

Absolutely fabulous! My husband, who doesn't even like aspargus, loved it. So did my 5 year old. Will definitely be making again and again!

It was ok but would be better with an extra clove of garlic and a LOT less butter.

I didn't change a thing, except used chopped garlic instead of sliced, but I thought this recipe was a little bland. Seems like it needs something more. I'll try adding some lemon pepper next ...

A great simple side dish. :)