A pan of sauteed asparagus with garlic and shaved parmesan.

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan is a quick, easy, and healthy side dish recipe. The asparagus spears are fresh and flavorful and will be ready to eat in only 10 minutes.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lb. of asparagus, tough ends cut or snapped off
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler


  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Once it’s hot, add the oil and asparagus. Using tongs, toss the asparagus so that it cooks evenly.
  2. After 3 minutes, add the garlic to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes more then remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Add the parmesan to the pan and toss the asparagus so it’s coated in the cheese. Serve right away.