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Sautéed Sweet Asparagus on a plate with a square of butter melting on top

Sweet Sautéed Asparagus

Sweet Sautéed Asparagus is the best way to prepare this gorgeous springtime veggie. The low-calorie side dish is sautéed, slightly sweet, and healthy!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sautéed Asparagus, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 157kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Skillet



  • Rinse and snap off the bottoms of each asparagus stalk.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet and add asparagus. Sprinkle sugar over top of the asparagus.
  • Sauté over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or to your preferred doneness.  
  • Serve immediately while asparagus is bright, hot, and crisp.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1227IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg