Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Lightly sautéed broccoli and asparagus tossed with just a dab of butter and a sprinkle of parmesan makes a terrific side dish for any meal. I could happily eat this every single day!

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus

Broccoli and Asparagus

Despite the simplicity of this side dish, the whole family enjoyed it and asked if we could cook the vegetables this way again. Sometimes, the simplest methods and ingredients really do show off vegetable flavors best.

Both of these vegetables have wonderfully earthy flavors and, together, they make for a great pairing.

With just a sprinkling of Parmesan and a bit of butter, this added up to a really tasty way to cook some fresh vegetables FAST.

Did I mention the total cooking time was only about 5 minutes? Yep. It really does come together that quickly.

Along with this Brown Butter Skillet Corn and some Chipotle Chicken, this was a dinner that my whole family enjoyed.

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the vegetables and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Let cook, tossing constantly, for about 5-6 minutes. You want the vegetables to turn bright green and stay fairly crisp while barely softening from the heat.
  3. Add the butter to the bottom of the skillet and toss quickly to coat the pieces. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.
Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Simple Roasted Asparagus is a classic side dish, every bit as delicious though maybe not quite as popular as Roasted Broccoli.

Speaking of roasting broccoli, this Honey Sriracha Broccoli is a MUST for any fan of roasted broccoli and it would be delicious with some asparagus in the mix too!

This Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus Salad by Love and Olive Oil is another delicious option to try.

Combining these two vegetables is always a tasty option, as seen with this recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Broccoli and Summer Squash.

Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan
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Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Lightly sauteed broccoli and asparagus tossed with just a dab of butter and a sprinkle of parmesan makes a very simple side dish with plenty of flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli and Asparagus
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of broccoli, about 2 cups broccoli florets stem sliced thin and included if desired
  • ½ lb asparagus trimmed and cut into 2″ pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan finely grated

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the broccoli and asparagus and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let cook, tossing constantly, for about 5-6 minutes. You want the vegetables to turn bright green and stay fairly crisp while barely softening from the heat.
  • Add the butter to the bottom of the skillet and toss quickly to coat the pieces. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 819IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

{originally published 8/11/12 – recipe notes and photos updated 4/21/22}

Broccoli and Asparagus

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