Pan Fried Asparagus

Pan Fried Asparagus


Pan Fried Asparagus

Pan-fried asparagus is a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish that's cooked to perfection with minimal ingredients! Tasty asparagus spears are tossed in olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper, then simmered with minced garlic until fork-tender.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • large skillet


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1-2 tablespoon butter
  • 1½-2 lbs asparagus (washed and ends trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic (minced)


  • Heat the oil and melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is bubbling, add the asparagus and season with salt and pepper
  • Stir the asparagus while it cooks, until it begins to get fork-tender and is close to your desired level of tenderness, about 8-10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and fry with the asparagus for the last minute before serving
  • Remove from the heat when done and serve immediately.

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