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Skillet Asparagus

posted by Julie Evink on May 31, 2013

Skillet Asparagus ~ Quick and easy asparagus with only three ingredients! via

I’m going to let you in on my current obsession. Asparagus. Oh my goodness. I inhale it. Pretty thought huh? Little TMI there maybe…

Anyways I adore it, I want it, I don’t want spring to end. Well maybe I do. I really could go for some weather that was sunny and about 70 degrees especially since we might finally get to the lake this coming weekend! Anyways I digress.

This Asparagus is so easy to make I really contemplated even posting it, but I did it anyways.

I’m going to let you in on a secret. My mom used to HATE it when my Dad would ask her to make Asparagus. He would come home with a pile of it from the road ditch. Oh yes that seems a little redneck doesn’t it? It grows wild in the ditches where I live, well more exactly out where my parents live so they just pick it out of the ditches. So yummy. Only certain ditches have it so you have to be in the “know”. Then the neighbors fight over it. Quite literally.  You don’t mess with someones Asparagus in their ditch unless you have prior approval.

Asparagus hunting is some serious business.


Currently my Mom has bartered with her neighbor that he can pick it every other day if he then sprays her apple trees. I sound like I live in the Wild Wild West now don’t I? Anyways I’ll stop with the hickville stories and let you check out the “recipe”!

Oh and my Mom now loves Asparagus prepared like this. She actually didn’t really know what to do with it so that’s why she dreaded when Dad would arrive home with his prized possession. So if you are like my mom and are nervous about making Asparagus wait no more!

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Skillet Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Skillet Asparagus


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  1. Cut ends off of asparagus. Chop asparagus spears into 1 inch pieces. Put in skillet.
  2. Add butter and garlic salt to skillet. Bake over medium-low heat for about 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.
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  • sunshine

    That looks so good!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Sunshine! I’m slightly obsessed with it right now!

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    I love asparagus! I’ve never tried making it in the skillet before, perfect for the summer when I don’t want to turn on the oven!

  • ashley - baker by nature

    Yess! I am asparagus obsessed, too! And I love making it in the skillet. YUm.

  • Deborah

    I have been eating asparagus like crazy this spring. especially grilled. But I must try this next!!

    • Julie Evink

      I need to try grilling it but it’s always raining lately so haven’t been able too!

  • Tanya

    I wish I could asparagus in a ditch! I love the stuff too! I’ve been roasting it lately, but I’ll try this recipe next time!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s seriously the best! Well it’s free so that makes it better right?! 🙂

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I can’t get enough fresh asparagus this time of year. I’ll do my next batch in the skillet, Ben is burned out on my roasting it.

    • Julie Evink

      Always good to mix it up a bit 🙂

  • Martha@AFamilyFeast

    Asparagus is one of my all-time favorites! This looks delicious!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Martha. It’s one of mine too!

  • Karly

    Asparagus is the best of the spring vegetables, this looks so good! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.

  • Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

    This looks so good!! Thanks for sharing!

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