Honey Garlic Asparagus

Honey Garlic Asparagus – quick skillet-roasted asparagus that packs a ton of flavor. Only 6 ingredients! Fresh asparagus, butter, honey, garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes. Ready to eat in minutes. Can add chicken or shrimp for a quick one-pan meal! This has quickly become a family favorite!

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Easy Sautéed Asparagus

This Honey Garlic Asparagus recipe has quickly become one of our favorite side dishes. SO simple to make yet SO delicious! The flavors are inspired by our favorite Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin recipe. The flavor combination is fabulous on pork, so I wanted to give it a try on asparagus. So how is it? Ridiculously good!

Super simple with only 6 ingredients – butter, fresh asparagus, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Ready to eat in about 15 minutes. A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of YUM! We make this asparagus almost once a week. We just can’t get enough of it. Make this tonight! You will not regret it!

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How to Make Honey Garlic Asparugus

This recipe is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus spears. Melt butter in a skillet and add the trimmed asparagus. Cook until the spears start to blister. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, minced garlic cloves, honey, and red pepper flakes. Add the honey mixture to the skillet and cook on medium-low heat. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired, and serve. Easy peasy!!

  • Make sure to trim the woody ends of the asparagus spears. The thick bottom part of the spear is white or light purple in color. It is tough and not meant to be eaten. Use a knife to quickly cut the tough ends off before adding the spears to the baking dish.
  • I kept the asparagus spears whole. Feel free to chop the asparagus into bite-sized pieces if you prefer.
  • I use fresh minced garlic cloves. Feel free to use jarred minced garlic or even garlic powder.
  • Can add ginger to the sauce if you would like.
  • Feel free to add some protein to the skillet to make this a main dish. Shrimp, chicken, and/or fresh mushrooms all work great.
  • Can I make Honey Garlic Asparagus in the oven? Yes! Place asparagus on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or baking dish. Whisk together the sauce and pour over asparagus. Bake until the asparagus is tender.
  • We didn’t think the asparagus was spicy. Feel free to adjust the red pepper flakes to your personal preference. You can omit them if you wish.
  • Use a gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten-free side dish.
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What to Serve with Skillet-Roasted Asparagus

This asparagus has been on repeat at our house. It goes with everything – chicken, pork, steaks, casseroles, anything! They are easy enough for a weeknight dinner and also great for the holidays and dinner parties alike. Give this a try the next time you need an easy side dish. It is sure to be a hit!

Looking for more ideas on what to serve with this asparagus? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this quick side dish:

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Honey Garlic Asparagus

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Honey Garlic Green Beans – quick skillet green beans that pack a ton of flavor. Only 6 ingredients! Fresh green beans, butter, honey, garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes. Ready to eat in minutes. Can add chicken or shrimp for a one-pan meal!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add asparagus; cook, stirring constantly, over high heat until slightly blistered, 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk together honey, soy sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over asparagus. Continue cooking and stirring until the spears are coated and the sauce starts to evaporate slightly, 2-3 minutes.

Notes:

  • Make sure to trim the woody ends of the asparagus spears. The thick bottom part of the spear is white or light purple in color. It is tough and not meant to be eaten. Use a knife to quickly cut the tough ends off before adding the spears to the baking dish.
  • I kept the asparagus spears whole. Feel free to chop the asparagus into bite-sized pieces if you prefer.
  • I use fresh minced garlic cloves. Feel free to use jarred minced garlic or even garlic powder.
  • Can add ginger to the sauce if you would like.
  • Feel free to add some protein to the skillet to make this a main dish. Shrimp, chicken, and/or fresh mushrooms all work great.
  • Can I make Honey Garlic Asparagus in the oven? Yes! Place asparagus on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or baking dish. Whisk together the sauce and pour over asparagus. Bake until the asparagus is tender.
  • We didn’t think the asparagus was spicy. Feel free to adjust the red pepper flakes to your personal preference. You can omit them if you wish.
  • Use a gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten-free side dish.

Steph

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  1. I’ve made the green bean version of this recipe and it’s amazing and a family favorite!! I cannot wait to try it with asparagus😋
    All I can say is thank you so much for all your amazing recipes, my dinner table is grateful and most importantly so are my families bellies 😊.

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