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Quick and easy Sautéed Asparagus is a simple, savory side dish that goes well with almost any main dish. It's healthy, flavourful, and seasoned simply. |

Sautéed Asparagus

  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


Quick and easy Sautéed Asparagus is a simple, savory side dish that goes well with almost any main dish. Seasoned simply with freshly ground pepper and seasoning salt, this spring vegetable is transformed into a tender and crisp dish that’s perfect for quick dinners, cookouts, and dinner parties. Healthy, flavorful, and delicious.


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the asparagus and generously sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper.
  3. Sauté for 5-12 minutes, tossing occasionally. If you prefer crisp and crunchy asparagus, cook for only 5 minutes. For softer and more tender asparagus, cook for about 10-12 minutes.


How to store: Allow the asparagus to cool completely before transferring leftovers into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

How to reheat: Reheat in the microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until heated through.

How to freeze: You can freeze this sautéed asparagus for up to three months — just place the cooled asparagus in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze. Reheat straight from frozen on the stovetop over medium heat or in a 350F preheated oven until heated through and crisp.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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