Pan Fried Asparagus

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I absolutely love oven roasted asparagus, but I don’t always feel like turning on the oven. This is when this Pan Fried Asparagus recipe comes in super handy. It is just as tasty (maybe even more!) and it is insanely easy to make.

Can you Pan Fry Asparagus?

Yes! You totally can, and it’s very easy. It only takes about 10 minutes, and you will have super tasty pan fried asparagus ready to serve!

If you still prefer the oven roasted Asparagus, no worries! The recipe can be found right here.

Is Pan Fried Asparagus Healthy?

Asparagus is super healthy for you! One cup of cooked asparagus has 40 calories, 4 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 404 milligrams of potassium. That’s awesome because potassium is good for blood pressure. Asparagus is a nutrient-packed vegetable. It is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K!

The fact that it’s pan fried really just means the added oil – I use olive oil as it is pretty much one of the healthiest cooking oils there is.

So yes, Pan Fried Asparagus is a pretty healthy veggie dish!

How many Calories is in Pan Fried Asparagus?

This recipe is estimated to be about 118 per serving. But that’s really taking in to account ALL the ingredients, such as all the cooking oil, so unless you are literally licking off all the olive oil from the dishes and cooking pan, it should be even less than that.

How to Pan Fry Asparagus?

Allright! on to the good stuff – here’s how to pan fry asparagus!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (separated)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, add asparagus, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and combine well.

Add another tablespoon of olive oil in a large cast iron pan or skillet that the asparagus can fit in, and heat on medium high.

Using tongs, add asparagus in to pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then using tongs, turn asparagus to the other side for another 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.

pan fried asparagus

Remove from heat and serve!

pan fried asparagus
pan fried asparagus
Pan Fried Asparagus

Pan Fried Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (separated)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add asparagus, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and combine well.
    2. Add another tablespoon of olive oil in a large cast iron pan or skillet that the asparagus can fit in, and heat on medium high.
    3. Using tongs, add asparagus in to pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then using tongs, turn asparagus to the other side for another 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.
    4. Remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 598mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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6 comments

  1. I didn’t actually know you could pan fry asparagus! I would’ve thought it’d take forever. Thanks for the recipe! Trying this soon.

  2. All this is a new technique for me . . . I’ve only used in a skillet chopped up for stir fry. My hubby is going to love it — favorite veggie!

  3. One of my favorite side dishes of all time, this recipe is simply perfect! Delicious!!! 🙂

  4. There’s nothing better than pan fried flavor! The asparagus is so tender and delicious!

  5. I’ve never pan fried asparagus before, and this turned out perfect! So quick too.

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