Asparagus With Parmesan

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An easy side dish ready in under 10 minutes!

Asparagus season is right around the corner and we can hardly wait! Did you know that asparagus season is celebrated with festivals across the country and even around the world? In the U.S., you can generally find asparagus at the grocery store year-round. But we love to up our intake of this flavorful veggie in the spring when it’s plentiful and at its most delicious.

Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable low in calories and contains virtually no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. What you will find in asparagus are nice amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, zinc, fiber, iron, copper, and manganese. It’s also an excellent source of folate, which is important for heart health and blood cell reproduction.

Learn how to select and serve asparagus here. 

So are you ready to get cooking with asparagus? We collaborated with our brand partner, the Military Produce Group, to bring you an easy yet delicious asparagus recipe.

5 from 1 vote

Asparagus With Parmesan

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Total Time9 minutes


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash asparagus and break off the stems. (To trim asparagus, gently bend each spear until it snaps).
  • Place asparagus in a hot pan with water and garlic. Cover with lid and cook for 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove lid and drizzle asparagus with olive oil and top with parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
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Serve Asparagus With Parmesan alongside your favorite protein. This side dish pairs especially well with brown rice and fish. Whatever you serve it with, you’re sure to enjoy it!

Do you have a favorite asparagus recipe? Tell us what it is in the comments below. 

Asparagus With Parmesan Cheese - Easy Vegetable Side Dish

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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