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Steamed Asparagus on a serving tray with butter

How to Steam Asparagus

This quick guide on steamed asparagus is one you will return to again and again. It’s flavorful, simple, and always a welcome addition to the dinner table!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus recipe, how to steam asparagus, steamed asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 32kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Add water, salt, and butter into a steamer pot. Bring it to a boil and place the steamer basket into the pot.
    water with butter in a pot
  • Trim the rough edges off of the asparagus stalks. Lift the steamer basket up slightly and place the spears inside.
    cut off edges of asparagus
  • Steam asparagus for about 5 minutes or until tender. Depending on the thickness of asparagus you may need to steam them longer.
    Asparagus steaming in a pot


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 889IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg