Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce

Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce

asparagus on a platter with mushroom sauce

I love this incredibly easy recipe for pan-cooked Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce. They’re topped with buttery mushrooms too!

asparagus on a platter with mushroom sauce

This is one of those side dishes I really look forward to making (and eating!) I’m sure it’s because I really like asparagus a lot, but also because I really love mushrooms too! It’s a simple side dish recipe, and it’s delicious to serve with tonight’s dinner!

ingredients displayed for making asparagus with garlic mustard sauce

Ingredients needed:

  • asparagus
  • butter
  • fresh mushrooms
  • country-style Dijon mustard
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

Ingredient notes:

It’s okay to use regular Dijon mustard in place of country style Dijon mustard. Use any kind of mushrooms you’d like. Or… if you’re not into mushrooms, it’s okay to leave them out and just make the sauce without mushrooms.

asparagus with garlic mustard sauce on platter

How to make Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce:

Steam the asparagus in a large skillet by covering them with water and boiling until crisp-tender. This will take 3 to 5 minutes. Then drain the asparagus and return them to the skillet.

Add the remaining ingredients, let the butter melt, and cook until the mushrooms are softened. This will take another 3 to 4 minutes.

asparagus with garlic mustard sauce on plate

How to trim asparagus:

It’s important to trim asparagus because the ends are tough and woody, and you don’t want to eat that part of the asparagus.

The best way to trim asparagus is also the most obvious way: with a chef’s knife and cutting board. Line up all of the spears in a row and slice off the ends all at once. You should cut right where the stalks turn from white into green.

asparagus with garlic mustard sauce

Serve asparagus topped with the sauce. There will be plenty of fresh mushrooms and a buttery mustard sauce to drizzle on top.

asparagus and mushrooms

If you’re feeling like you just want veggies for dinner, this is so delicious served with steamed rice or a baked potato. Use the sauce eat with the rice or potato. And it’s excellent served with roasted chicken or roast beef too. Enjoy!

fork full of asparagus and mushrooms

Here are a few more vegetable side dish recipes you might like to try:

asparagus on a platter with mushroom sauce

Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce

Awesome side dish recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, garlic, mustard, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 143kcal


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon salt


  • In a 10-inch skillet, add the asparagus; add enough water to cover. Bring to a full boil. Cook over medium-heat until asparagus are crispy tender (3 to 5 min.) Drain; return to skillet.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet, pushing the asparagus to the side just until the butter has melted. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through and the mushrooms have softened (3 to 4 minutes).


  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, be sure to use a brand of mustard that is known to be GF.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1233IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 5 | Green WW Smartpoints: 5 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 5

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