Learn how to freeze asparagus when it is in season and make 15 asparagus recipes to enjoy it all year.
When I was a child, my mom grew some asparagus and I remember how disappointed I was when I found out it takes years for asparagus to mature for harvesting. I was fascinated that it was like a thick piece of grass. I have always loved asparagus.
The way that most people eat asparagus is either roasted or boiled, but there are so many other ways to enjoy asparagus, so I have picked 15 asparagus recipes that use it in a variety of ways. First, let's look at how to freeze asparagus because it is so much less expensive in season and it is worth it to stock up and freeze.
How to Freeze Asparagus
Asparagus is best frozen after blanching so it can keep its great flavor without continuing to ripen in the freezer. To blanch it, simply bring some water to a boil and then dunk your asparagus into it for a few minutes. You don't want to fully cook it, just kind of “shock” it. Have a bowl of ice water nearby so you can remove it from the heat and cool it very quickly so it stops the cooking process. When it is cooled, cut it into pieces and freeze on a single layer cookie sheet before placing in a bag.
15 Asparagus Recipes
Start your day right with a Steak and Asparagus Breakfast Wrap. This is a great way to use leftover steak from the night before.
Skinny Taste has a great dinner recipe. Make this Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry.
Looking for a quick meal for a weeknight dinner? Try this Ham and Asparagus Frittata.
Feasting at Home has a delicious recipe for Lemon Basil Shrimp and Asparagus. I have never had asparagus with shrimp, but it sounds awesome.
Dijon mustard and honey makes everything taste fantastic, like this Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Dressing from Premeditated Leftovers.
Soups are always the best thing to make when you have extra of any food. This Asparagus Soup from the Food Charlatan.
This Pasta Alfredo with Asparagus from Premeditated Leftovers is sure to become a favorite pasta dish.
Make side dishes exciting again with this recipe for Lemon Orzo with Asparagus from Jo Cooks.
Asparagus with Garlic from Premeditated Leftovers is a quick and easy asparagus recipes perfect for throwing together a delicious side at the last minute.
I love asparagus so much that the idea of eating it for breakfast sounds so amazing to me. I will definitely be making this Baked Eggs with Parmesan and Asparagus from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Take your quesadilla night to the next level with these Asparagus Quesadillas from Premeditated Leftovers.
Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries sound like something I could snack on forever. I can't wait to try this recipe from The Menu Guys.
My brother made me pickled asparagus one year and I love it. Here is a good recipe for Pickled Asparagus from Preparedness Mama.
This Asparagus Pasta Salad from Premeditated Leftovers is a flavorful cold salad that is great to make ahead and enjoy for days.