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26 Lovely Asparagus Recipes for Spring

Make the most of this versatile veggie while it's in season.

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Roast Beef Aioli Bundles

Don’t let these dainty bundles fool you. They’re so perfectly balanced, everyone will gobble them up! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Savory Asparagus Strata

Fresh asparagus and goat cheese combine to make a delectable strata. Assemble it a day ahead and let it chill overnight for an easy brunch! —Lynda Ruce, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Roasted Asparagus Lasagna

My husband is a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy, so the first time I made this meatless recipe, he was not thrilled. Once he tried it, he was hooked. Now he asks me to prepare it often. —Cindy Macha, Richmond, Texas

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Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad

Fresh spinach, crunchy cashews, and penne pasta are tossed with roasted asparagus to create this delightful spring salad. —Kathleen Lucas, Trumbull, Connecticut

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Mushroom Asparagus Quiche

Loads of asparagus pieces add color and flavor to this hearty, creamy quiche. And its easy crescent roll crust means you’ll have dinner ready in a snap! —Sharon A. Fujita, Fontana, California

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas

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Baked Asparagus Dip

Since I’m from Wisconsin, I thought it was only logical to put together a vegetable and a cheese—two of the foods my state produces in abundance. —Sandra Baratka, Phillips, Wisconsin

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Showcase asparagus when you dress it in fresh rosemary and red potatoes for an earthy counterpoint to the fresh, green spears. Add minced garlic and you get a gorgeous, flavorful side dish. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Rolls

With its pretty presentation and sensational flavors, this rich entree makes any meal feel special. —Louise Ambrose, Kingston, New York

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Creamy Asparagus Chowder

While this soup’s good with fresh asparagus, it can also be prepared with frozen or canned. In fact, I like to blanch and freeze asparagus in portions just right for the recipe—this way, I can make our favorite chowder all year. —Shirley Beachum, Shelby, Michigan

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Marvelous Mediterranean Vegetables

With so many barbecues in the summer, I created this simple, tasty dish to complement any entree. I like to prepare it earlier in the day and let it marinate, then I just throw it on the grill. —Cathy Godberson, Oakville, Ontario

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Asparagus Frittata

You would never guess that egg substitute is used in this fun variation on the classic frittata. I loaded it with fresh asparagus in honor of springtime. —James Bates, Hermiston, Oregon

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Fresh Asparagus with Pecans

This is one of my family’s favorite special occasion dishes. We all love the fresh taste of asparagus and we know it’s healthy, too! —Jennifer Clark, Blacksburg, Virginia

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Spring Pilaf with Salmon & Asparagus

Celebrate the best of spring in one fabulous dish! Fresh asparagus, carrots, lemon and chives perfectly complement leftover cooked salmon in this simple, sensational entree. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

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Chicken Sausage & Gnocchi Skillet

I had a bunch of fresh veggies and combined them with sausage, gnocchi, and goat cheese when I needed a quick dinner. Mix and match your own ingredients for unique results. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan

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Asparagus Snack Squares

We have asparagus almost every day during the short Midwest growing season. This quick pizza-like dish is great for a luncheon or a light dinner, or as an appetizer. For variety, you can saute half a pound of sliced fresh mushrooms with the onion and garlic. —Judy Wagner, Chicago, Illinois

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Garden Risotto

With asparagus, spinach, and peas, this simple side adds spectacular flavor and tons of health benefits from green veggies. Add some Parmesan cheese, and you’ve got one delectable dish! —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri

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Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Yellow squash, green asparagus, and red onion help usher in the flavors of springtime. For an Asian flavor twist, substitute soy sauce for the balsamic vinegar (adjusting the salt due to the soy sauce). Use red pepper flakes for a little added heat. —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, Tennessee

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Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

When it comes to fixing asparagus, I think it’s hard to go wrong. The springy flavors in this easy recipe burst with every bite. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Turkey Club Roulades

Weeknights turn elegant when these short-prep roulades with familiar ingredients are on the menu. Not a fan of turkey? Substitute lightly pounded chicken breasts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon

This is a terrific warm-weather dish, loaded with fresh flavors. I make mine meatless, but some sliced grilled chicken on top would be awesome, too. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Asparagus Cream Cheese Omelet

When asparagus is in season, it makes an appearance at almost all of my meals. It tastes fantastic in this omelet, and it looks pretty, too. —Jane Cain, Junction City, Ohio

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Asparagus, Brie & Parma Ham Crostini

This special, filling appetizer is perfect to serve guests. The combination of crisp bread, melted cheese, and asparagus is out of this world. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana

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Baked Cod Piccata with Asparagus

It takes longer for the oven to preheat than it does to prepare this delicious, good-for-you dish. While it’s baking, I throw together a quick salad. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

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Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

The crepes used in this recipe come from my mom’s special recipe, and can be made ahead of time, refrigerated to assemble the next day. Cooked rotisserie chicken is a real time-saver when making this savory brunch specialty. —Mary Sloan, Brighton, Michigan

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Asparagus Turkey Stir-Fry

When people try this dish, they ask for the recipe, just as I did when I first tasted it at the home of the church friend. Coated with a delicious lemon sauce, this simple skillet dish is sure to satisfy on the busiest of nights. It a great way to use leftover turkey. —May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky

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