Forevermama's Asparagus Parmigiano

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"A tried and true recipe that's good because of it's simplicity. It's one of my favorite asparagus recipes. Found this recipe in a magazine (can't remember which) that featured recipe's of a founder of Dean and Delucca's grocers. I LOVE ASPARAGUS!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (177.8 g)
  • Calories 269.7
  • Total Fat - 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10 g
  • Cholesterol - 34.5 mg
  • Sodium - 155.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 101.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut about 1/2 - 1” off of the stem bottoms to remove the woody piece.

Step 2

Wash asparagus, and with a vegetable peeler, peel the bottom half of the stems (refer to tidbit below).

Step 3

Place in 1 1/2 quarts of salted boiling water. Boil gently until tender but not soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Remove asparagus, and set aside 4 to 5 tablespoons of asparagus water.

Step 5

Heat butter, oil, and water in saute pan. Add asparagus and lemon juice; toss.

Step 6

Remove from heat, place on platter. Add salt and pepper to taste, incorporating for even seasoning distribution. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and serve immediately. Pass additional grated cheese, if desired.

Step 7

Tidbit: It is advisable to peel the bottom part of asparagus spears. This will remove the skin that sometimes can be tough.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


7 Reviews


The asparagus was quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. It was perfection; we loved it. The asparagus were finished first. They were a wonderful side dish for our roast beef dinner. Thanks for sharing FEM.


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(11 Apr 2021)

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This asparagus is absolutely delicious. Loved the parmesan cheese and lemon juice -- it really elevated the taste. Served this with some chicken and a cauliflower casserole.


(10 Mar 2021)


Really delicious and elegant asparagus dish. We served this with Creole Shrimp and white rice and they were perfect together.


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(9 Mar 2021)


So simple and so yummy. The only thing I did differently was to cut the spears into smaller pieces. Thanks for sharing, Nat.


review by:
(7 Dec 2018)


Very simple, yet elegant enough for company. Served for Easter dinner, with leg of lamb.


review by:
(27 Mar 2016)


If you love asparagus, you will adore this simple, yet fabulous side. Love the ease of preparation and tasted great too. Even the kids loved them and they are somewhat picky with vegetables. Happy to have another great side to feed my family!


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(23 Jul 2015)