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4 servings
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Lemon Butter Asparagus

A lemony counterpart to fish or chicken.



  1. Cut hard part of stems off and discard. Cut asparagus into 3 sections. Place in a pot of boiling water. Boil 4 minutes until bright green, crisp and tender. Remove, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside while preparing sauce.
  2. Place butter in a deep skillet or heavy saucepan and melt over medium-high heat. Add flour and turn heat to medium. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add garlic, lemon juice and milk. Thin sauce with water until a thin batter consistency. Whisking constantly bring to slow boil then immediately add asparagus back to sauce turn off heat and toss to coat.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
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I substituted whole fat feta for the parmesan and left out the flour and milk. It made a yummy breakfast.
14 Nov 17 by member: sunnypeg


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Nutrition summary:

There are 69 calories in 1 serving of Lemon Butter Asparagus.
Calorie break-down: 19% fat, 53% carbs, 28% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 15
Calories 69
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.69g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0.647g 3%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.652g  
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 435mg 18%
Potassium 457mg  
Total Carbohydrate 10.56g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
  Sugars 4.08g  
Protein 5.56g  
Vitamin A 156% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 34% Iron 38%
of RDI*
(69 calories)
3% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (53%)
Fat (19%)
Protein (28%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories