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pan fried asparagus on a gold rimmed plate
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5 from 12 votes

Pan Fried Asparagus

An easy and delicious stove top method for the very best asparagus!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sula


  • 1 pound asparagus fresh, trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus, salt, pepper and butter and cook, tossing frequently, for 5 minutes.
  • Add shallot. Continue tossing and cooking for 3-5 minutes, until asparagus is fork-tender. Add garlic in the last 30-60 seconds of cooking time. Total cooking time will vary according to the thickness of the asparagus spears.



Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.