Asparagus with Lemon Butter and Parmesan

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 3 min
  • serves 6
Theresa Albert
Theresa Albert

Nutty asparagus coated in creamy butter and cheese.

13 Ratings
Directions for: Asparagus with Lemon Butter and Parmesan


12 oz asparagus, trimmed (375g)

1 Tbsp butter (15ml)

1 tsp grated lemon zest (5ml)

1 clove clove garlic, minced (1)

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (50ml)

salt and pepper

lemon slices


1. Cook asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Pat asparagus dry with a paper towel.

2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, lemon zest and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan, and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese begins to crisp. Season, to taste, with salt & pepper, and serve garnished with lemon slices.

Tip: Green beans could be used as a substitute for the asparagus.

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