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Sauteed Asparagus

Sauteed Asparagus. Cooked Simply with Butter, Salt, and Pepper. You Won't Believe These Humble Ingredients Come Together to Make The Most Delicious Asparagus!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sauteed Asparagus
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 52kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Bunch Fresh Asparagus Trimmed
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Black Pepper


  • Melt butter, over medium heat, in a 12-inch skillet.
  • Add asparagus and garlic to the skillet.  Season with salt and pepper.  Using a pair of tongs, grab 2-3 inch bunches of the asparagus and turn over in the pan.  Break up any garlic that may have formed into clumps and spread out and turn it occasionally. Continue this process, turning everything occasionally, to ensure even cooking and avoiding burning the garlic.  Cook just until the asparagus is tender, generally 6- 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears.  (Thinner spears may be tender quicker than 10 minutes. Very thin spears may cook in as little as 4-5 minutes._
  • Using tongs, remove asparagus from the skillet onto a plate. Evenly distribute any garlic and butter left in the pan.