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Give Your Spring Recipes a Makeover with These Asparagus Recipes

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25 Smart Spring Asparagus Recipes for Fresh MealsBecky Luigart-Stayner

Whether you're growing your own asparagus in the vegetable garden, buying it fresh at the local farmers' market, or just lurking around the produce aisles of your supermarket waiting for it to appear, it's always an even when fresh, ripe asparagus stalks are there, ready to eat!

But if all you're doing is roasting or grilling it and eating it as a side, then it's time to rethink your spring recipes! There are so many ways you can turn asparagus into a sumptuous springtime meal, from easy quiches to overflowing salads, from terrific tarts to stunning soups.

Below, find more than two dozen of our favorite ways with asparagus. Enjoy!

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Croutons

This classic comfort food is one of the best and tastiest ways to make asparagus. And it's frankly a whole different creature than the canned stuff.

Get the recipe for Cream of Asparagus Soup.

bowls of cream of asparagus soup with parmesan croutons with spoons
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Lemon, Shrimp and Shaved Asparagus Pasta

Thinly shaved asparagus can be eaten raw, and it adds both its unique flavor and a little crunch to this bright, flavorful pasta dish.

Get the recipe for Lemon, Shrimp and Shaved Asparagus Pasta.

a plate of shrimp and asparagus pasta
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Asparagus White Pizza with Prosciutto and Gremolata

Make pizza night into something special! This elegant pie is packed with grown-up flavor.

Get the recipe for Asparagus White Pizza.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Asparagus with Herb-Lemon Vinaigrette

One of the easiest, most no-fuss ways to serve asparagus is simply roasting it in a little oil and then dressing it in a vinaigrette to complement the grassy, green flavor. This simple recipe does it well.

Get the recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Herb-Lemon Vinaigrette.

a bowl of green beans
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Asparagus, Cucumber, and Herbs Panzanella

We're big fans of panzanella. (We love it with mushrooms, with cabbage, with salmon....) The rustic torn-and-toasted bread hits that sweet spot between unfussy and elegant, that makes it perfect as a dinner-party starter, or just a weeknight dinner.

Get the recipe for Asparagus Panzanella.

a bowl of asparagus, cucumber, and herbs panzanella
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Asparagus Quiche

This simple and delicious recipe is probably the easiest way to turn asparagus into a satisfying meal.

Get the recipe for Asparagus Quiche.

asparagus quiche
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Steamed Asparagus with Salt-Cured Egg Yolks

Curing is a great way to save extra yolks for later, as they'll last for 3-4 weeks in the fridge. These are delicious wherever you might use Parmesan cheese, such as over steamed asparagus!

Get the recipe for Steamed Asparagus with Salt-Cured Egg Yolks.

salt cured egg yolks over steamed asparagus
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Asparagus Frittata with Burrata and Herb Pesto

This decadent spring egg bake makes a great brunch, but it's equally good as a light dinner!

Get the recipe for Asparagus Frittata with Burrata and Herb Pesto.

asparagus frittata with burrata and herb pesto
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Shaved Asparagus and Parmesan Salad with Raisins

Thin slices of raw asparagus make a great base for a bright spring salad! Toasted pine nuts add tons of flavor.

Get the recipe for Shaved Asparagus and Parmesan Salad with Raisins.

shaved asparagus and parmesan salad with raisins
Brian Woodcock

Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

This one-sheet-pan dinner is a breeze to make, and will have your family clamoring to put it in the weekly rotation.

Get the recipe for Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus.

sweet spicy chicken sweet potatoes
Brian Woodcock

Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad

Asparagus and creamy feta cheese pair up for a light, refreshing spring salad.

Get the recipe for Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad.

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Brian Woodcock

Asparagus-and-Rice Soup

This hearty soup has potatoes and leeks as well, giving it a super warming spring feel.

Get the recipe for Asparagus-and-Rice Soup.

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John Kernick

Ravioli with Sautéed Asparagus and Walnuts

Amp up packaged pasta from the store with asparagus and walnuts sautéed in garlic.

Get the recipe for Ravioli with Sautéed Asparagus.

ravioli with asparagus and walnuts
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One-Pan Spring Chicken with Asparagus and Edamame

Asparagus and other spring vegetables are soaked in a white wine garlic sauce and served with seasoned chicken breast for a hearty, nutritious evening meal.

Get the recipe for Chicken with Asparagus and Edamame.

one pan spring chicken with asparagus and edamame
Steve Giralt

Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Serve warm, pastry-wrapped asparagus with an herb-infused balsamic vinegar sauce for an appetizer your guests won't be able to resist.

Get the recipe for Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Dipping Sauce.

pastry wrapped asparagus with balsamic dipping sauce
John Kernick

Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter

Sauté asparagus, tomatoes, and peas in olive oil and garlic, then serve with homemade herb butter for a healthy salad or side dish that's bursting with flavor.

Get the recipe for Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter.

asparagus, peas and tomatoes with herb butter
Andrew Purcell

Asparagus & Potato Pizza

Don't order pizza for delivery this weekend—instead, try this potato and asparagus variation that's addictively delicious. Give it a sprinkle of provolone and drizzle of pesto, and your family will devour this pizza in a matter of minutes.

Get the recipe for Asparagus & Potato Pizza.

asparagus and potato pizza
Romula Yanes

Brown Butter Tortellini with Toasted Garlic and Asparagus

The ingredients list is unbelievably simple, but rich, nutty brown butter coats the asparagus and pasta for a tasty burst of flavor.

Get the recipe for Brown Butter Tortellini.

brown butter tortellini with toasted garlic and asparagus
Jennifer Causey

Asparagus-Rice Fritatta

Just seven ingredients are needed for this delicious fritatta, including fresh tarragon, pancetta, and asiago cheese.

Get the recipe for Asparagus-Rice Fritatta.

asparagus rice fritatta
David Turner

Fusilli with Asparagus and Peas

Long fusilli is complemented by asparagus and crisp sugar snap peas soaked in a light lemon zest and shallot broth. The best part: This healthy dish can be thrown together in under 20 minutes.

Get the recipe for Fusilli with Asparagus and Peas.

fusilli with asparagus and peas
Tara Donne

Asparagus Soup with Turkey and Tomato Tarts

The rich earthiness of asparagus makes it perfect for a soup; here, it's pureed with chicken broth, chopped sweet onion, and potato. Served with delicate tomato tarts, this meal is light and satisfying.

Get the recipe for Asparagus Soup with Turkey and Tomato Tarts.

asparagus soup with turkey and tomato tarts
Charles Schiller

Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

When you want to turn regular old veggies into an elegant appetizer, opt for this beautifully styled Asparagus and Ricotta Tart.

Get the recipe for Asparagus and Ricotta Tart at Woman's Day.

aspragus and ricotta tart
Ryan Dausch

Asparagus Parmesan Soup

This cheesy asparagus soup makes for an excellent (and easy) first course at a dinner party or luncheon.

Get the recipe for Asparagus Parmesan Soup at Creme de la Crumb.

asparagus soup
Creme de la Crumb

Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos

These vegetarian tacos put a healthier spin on Taco Tuesday.

Get the recipe for Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos at Good Housekeeping.

grilled asparagus and shiitake tacos
Mike Garten

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

When a recipe is only two ingredients, there's no way you can say no.

Get the recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus at Damn Delicious.

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Damn Delicious

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