Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

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Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Lightly sauteed broccoli and asparagus tossed with just a dab of butter and a sprinkle of parmesan was a very simple side dish for our dinner a few nights ago.

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

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Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

4.34 from 3 votes
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Servings: 1 serving


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


  • 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!
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Miser says

    It’s a good basic recipe. The asparagus will cook faster than the broccoli, so cook the broccoli for about 3-4 minutes before adding the asparagus. Throwing in a small handful of slivered almonds during the last 5 minutes would be a nice addition.3 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      I’m glad you like the recipe. The thickness of the asparagus will definitely affect how quickly the vegetables cook. I’m betting almonds would be a great addition as well.

  2. Dave says

    We weren’t sure that broccoli and asparagus would go well together but after seeing this recipe we decided to try it and it was good. Being quick and easy too is a great bonus. We’d definitely make this again.5 stars

  3. Jared Hammons says

    Im a bachelor again , at 51 years, I find your recipes to be ; simple , basic , and delicious . I appreciate the ability to construct healthy , tasty meals in the kitchen. I needed change from the tru-blu bathelor dishes, i.e. sandwiches, canned food , lots of peanut butter. Thankyou.