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How To Microwave Asparagus

Fast, Easy and Ready in a Minute this microwave asparagus recipe will have you sitting down to dinner with a fresh delicious green side dish.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to microwave asparagus, microwave asparagus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $5


  • microwave
  • paper towels
  • tongs or a fork


  • 2 Tbs Water
  • 1 bunch of Asparagus


  • Wet a paper towel with the 2 Tbs of water. Squeeze out any excess water from the paper towel.
  • Wrap the paper towel around the Asparagus.
  • Heat on high for 4 minutes.
  • Check if the Asparagus is hot enough.
  • Repeat in 20 second intervals until Asparagus is heated through.



  • You can use this recipe for as many Asparagus as you like, but wrap them with no more than 8 stalks together.
  • If you are cooking more Asparagus, increase the time accordingly.
  • Top your heated Asparagus with a pat of butter, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • You might also like your asparagus topped with salad dressing (personally I like Ranch on mine).
  • There’s an entire list in the post for topping ideas.
PRO TIP:  If you want even MORE flavor out of your Asparagus, wet the paper towel with chicken broth instead of water.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg