Asparagus is one of our favorite veggies! During asparagus season, we will eat it almost every night. We can get it in-season for less than $1 a pound, which is what we have been getting it for around here the past couple of weeks. We will also freeze or can it to have enough during the off-season too.
We usually end up freezing most of it because it is a fast, easy solution. But freezing asparagus does change the texture of the asparagus, so it’s not like you can just steam or roast it and it be as good and crunchy as fresh. That’s where many of these recipes come into play. There are dozens of ways to enjoy asparagus…in fact, we share four dozen ways here. Then, whether you have fresh, frozen or canned asparagus, you can maximize the taste and enjoyment of this seasonal veggie all year long!
Before we dive into all of these delectable asparagus recipes, let me share how to freeze asaparagus. It’s actually pretty much like most any veggie – you have to quickly blanch it before freezing.
How To Freeze Asparagus:
- Trim and wash the asparagus
- Next, blanch the asparagus – either blanch in a pot of boiling water or a steamer for 3 minutes.
- Pull them out and then throw them in a bowl of ice water for 3 minutes.
- Drain them and let them dry for a few minutes. A salad spinner will also help speed up drying time. Even dabbing with a paper towel will help!
- Finally, bag them up and label them with the date! Freeze and enjoy later!
- Again, note that you can only really use them for cooking and baking. They just lose their crunch and crisp. However, when it is .88 per lb. like it is right now compared to $4 normally, I happily freeze a bunch for the $4 season for cooking and baking!
Now that we have shared that quick little tip, let’s get to the good stuff- the asparagus recipes!
I have a NEW favorite recipe for asparagus in our house and all thanks to our girls having dinner duty one night – they got creative and created baked asparagus fries from an Udi’s gluten-free bagel. All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!
Second, the classic asparagus is an Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe. Plus, the best sauce with it is Hollandaise Sauce.
We’ve shared these before as it is our “make an asparagus side quick!” recipe.
Here’s the list of recipes, just click on the link below to be taken right to it!
Asparagus, Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Bread Loaf @sensesinthekitchen-karolina
Asparagus Quiche With Spaghetti Squash Crust @tastykitchen
Gingery Pickled Asparagus @communitytable
Quinoa, Asparagus, Pea and Lemon Salad @TamingTwins
Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Spears @thecozyapron
Pasta With Sun Dried Tomatoes And Roasted Asparagus @damndelicious
Creamy Risotto @thecozyapron
Creamy Chicken Asparagus Casserole @CozyCountryLiving
Cream Cheese And Asparagus Bacon Wraps @highheelsandgrills
Cream Cheese And Parmesan Asparagus @lilluna
Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad @PinchOfYum
Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus And Tomatoes @jocooks
Cheesy Baked Asparagus @justapinch
Asparagus Soup @greenkitchenstories
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus @plainchicken
Asparagus And Red Pepper Flan @artdefete
Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Puffs@TheCozyApron
Crustless Asparagus Quiche @dinner-mom
Lemon Orzo with Asparagus @JoCooks
Savory Asparagus Gelato @ezycookingandmore
Asparagus Luncheon Dish @saveur
Asparagus Egg And Bacon Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette @skinnytaste
Asparagus, Green Olive, Black Olive, Sun Dried Tomato Bread Loaf @bbcgoodfood
Salmon And Asparagus Wrapped In Foil @cookingclassy
Vegan Garlic Alfredo With Asparagus And Peas @ilovevegan
Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad @joyfulhealthyeats
Asparagus Pesto @slimsanity
Asparagus and Prosciutto Puff Pastry @wonkywonderful
Asparagus Casserole @spicysouthernkitchen
Asparagus And Roasted Garlic Soup @diethood
Balsamic Chicken And Asparagus @cookingclassy
Ravioli With Sautéed Asparagus @greenvalleykitchen
Asparagus Gruyere Tart @hipfoodiemom
Asparagus Parmesan Soup @lecremedelacrumb
Balsamic Strawberry Asparagus @eatingrichly
Roasted Potatoes And Asparagus @hoteatsandcoolreads
Stir-Fry Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus @superbcook
Tortellini Asparagus in Creamy Lemon Sauce @viewsfromtheville
Strawberry Asparagus Spinach Salad @spoonfulofflavor
Paula Deen Phyllo Dough Wrapped Asparagus @FoodNetwork
Asparagus And Cheese Potato Soup @recipe
Creamy Roasted Asparagus And Brie Soup @closetcooking
Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Encrusted Asparagus @CopyKat
Bacon And Eggs Over Asparagus @goodhousekeeping
Asparagus Cheese Soufflè Roll @dairygoodness
Asparagus Ice Cream @endlesssimmer
Asparagus Lasagna @dairygoodness