Steamed Asparagus

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: <= 30 Min to Table, Side Dishes - Vegetables
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 1 bunch asparagus about 1 pound


  • Fill a 6 quart pot about 1/3 full with hot tap water. Place on stove and bring to a boil.
  • Wash asparagus. Trim bottoms of stems by either snapping off tough portion or by cutting off dry portion with knife and peeling off woody fibers near end with a peeler.
  • Place in boiling water, reduce to simmer, partially cover and cook for 7 minutes. Use tongs to remove to a serving platter.