Sugared Asparagus Recipe is made with sweet brown sugar, rich butter and chicken broth, to create a nutritious and delicious side dish. A perfect balance of sweet and savory, this easy asparagus recipe is made on the stove in just a few minutes.
Cooking asparagus is an easy and quick way to create a wonderful side dish that pairs well with many main courses. This steamed asparagus has a light sweet flavor and is cooked in chicken broth that is a perfect balance of flavors.
Easy Sugared Asparagus Side Dish
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, which is saying a lot because I am not a big veggie fan. I usually just eat this vegetable roasted, with a little olive oil and salt. Then I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. I love the subtle sweetness of the brown sugar, there is just enough flavor to really complement the taste of the asparagus. This side dish is also kid approved, it takes the pain out of getting my kids to eat their vegetables. When I serve this sugared dish everyone happily and willingly devours their veggies! That is a parent win in my book!
What to serve with Sugared Asparagus?
I think asparagus goes well with lots of different kinds of meals. It pairs well with any type of meat, like our Slow Cooker Pork Roast or our favorite Slow Cooker Ham recipe. If you are in the mood for a chicken dish, give this Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken a try! I think it pairs so well with this asparagus side dish. Another great simple dinner idea to pair with this sugared asparagus would be this Chicken Garlic Butter Pasta, I think pasta and asparagus go so great together. Then, add some 30-Minute Dinner Rolls and a simple Fruit Salad recipe and your meal is all ready to go!
How to cook asparagus on the stove
Asparagus can be roasted, sautéed or steamed. This particular recipe uses a bit of a combination of methods to cook the asparagus to perfection, all you need is one skillet with a lid. The asparagus is sautéed in the butter and brown sugar for a few minutes and then boiled and simmered in chicken broth for a few minutes while the lid is on so that the steam can help to cook the vegetable. It is a simple and delicious method for making a healthy and delicious dinner dish to serve to your family.
Sugared Asparagus Recipe Ingredients
Butter: You will need 3 tablespoons of butter to cook the asparagus in and give it a wonderfully rich taste.
Brown sugar: Using 2 tablespoons of brown sugar will sweeten this dish up the perfect amount, not overly sweet, just the right amount.
Chicken broth: Add in 1 cup of chicken broth to give great flavor and cook the veggie in.
Asparagus: For the base and main ingredient of this recipe, you will need 2 lbs of fresh asparagus.
How to make this Sugared Asparagus Recipe
Start by washing and patting dry, then chop the asparagus into 1-2″ pieces.
Next, in a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and then add in the brown sugar. Then add in the asparagus pieces and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
After that, stir in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. As soon it is boils, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
Once cooking is complete, remove the asparagus from the skillet and continue cooking the sauce for another 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat. Proceed to pour the sugar butter sauce over the asparagus and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Sugared Asparagus recipe
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 lbs fresh asparagus washed, patted dry and cut into 2 inch pieces
- Prep: Start by washing and patting dry, then chop the asparagus into 1-2" pieces.
- Cook: Next, in a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and then add in the brown sugar. Then add in the asparagus pieces and sauté for 2-3 minutes. After that, stir in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. As soon it is boils, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
- Once cooking is complete, remove the asparagus from the skillet and continue cooking the sauce for another 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat. Proceed to pour the sugar butter sauce over the asparagus and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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How long is sugared asparagus good for?
If there are left overs of this dish, you should keep them stored in an airtight container and it will be good for 2-3 days. Although, reheating asparagus does change their texture a bit, just be aware of that. If you are planning to save some of this dish for another day, consider removing some of it from the heat sooner to undercook it a bit. Then, when you are ready to eat it, the asparagus will not be as soft.
Can I use another vegetable in this recipe instead of asparagus?
Yes, I would think you can. I think an alternate vegetable that would taste great cooked this way would be fresh green beans. You could also give carrots a try with this recipe as well. Although we have not tried different veggies using this recipe, I don’t see why they wouldn’t taste delicious as well. Give it a try, let us know how they turn out in the comments below!
Here are some more delicious side dishes that we love!
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Best Mashed Potatoes
- Creamy Parmesan Potatoes and Peas
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Baked Asparagus
- Roasted Ranch Potatoes
- Orange Cream Fruit Salad
- Sesame Asparagus and Mushrooms
- Maple Glazed Carrots
- Alfredo Twice Baked Potatoes
- Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad
Sugared Asparagus Recipe is made with savory butter, brown sugar and chicken broth, to make n incredibly nutritious side dish. This easy asparagus recipe is made on the stove in just a few minutes and is a perfect balance of savory and sweet.