Asparagus Parmesan


This recipe typifies what Italian cuisine is all about. The following recipe, is probably the simplest way to prepare and enjoy asparagus, but the combination of just a few ingredients in this dish is very tasty. In Lombardy, they often serve Asparagus Parmesan with a fried egg on top which they call Asparagi alla Bismark. With a good bowl of soup, and some crusty bread, this would make a nice, light dinner.

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Deborah Mele 

Asparagus Parmesan

Asparagus Parmesan

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A quick and tasty way to prepare fresh asparagus.


  • 1 Pound Asparagus
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Boil the asparagus in gently boiling water until cooked, but still al dente. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  3. Arrange the warm asparagus on four plates, and drizzle over it the melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle with a little salt, and some coarsley cracked black pepper.
  5. Next sprinkle equally over each plate the fresh parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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