Vegetables don’t get much easier than this Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving because it doesn’t take up space in the oven and can be made in the 10 minutes or so required for the turkey to rest before carving.
Don’t forget to snap of the bottom of the asparagus before you cook it. Just bend the stalk where the color starts to change from white to green. For a slightly healthier version, I sometimes prepare this with olive oil instead of butter. If you like more tender asparagus, lower the heat and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Sauteed Garlic Asparagus
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender but still crisp.