Asparagus with Cream Sauce

Asparagus with Cream Sauce is an easy way to prepare fresh asparagus. Asparagus is the perfect vegetable for any time of the year.

asparagus with cream sauce in a white serving dish


Do you love simple side dishes? I love side dishes that take no time to prepare. Sometimes just the mere fact you are putting dinner on the table is challenging.

So often when you are putting together a meal it is difficult to get everything to the table at once. A dish like asparagus with cream sauce means you can spend a minimum of time on a dish you will love.

This recipe is not mine; it is one that I adapted from the From Julia Child’s Kitchen cookbook. This one one of her books that included French recipes, but with an American palette in mind. Many of the recipes in the book are very simple and completely accessible by cooks of all skills.

asparagus with cream sauce in a white dish


What I love about the recipe for asparagus with cream sauce is that you can put this recipe on your table in about 15 minutes. When I purchase asparagus, I like to buy the thin stalks, as they are often more tender and they are not woody like thick asparagus can be.

If you buy thick asparagus, you may want to peel the skin off of it before you begin to cook it. The skin is where the woodiness can be.

Love asparagus? Be sure to try these similar dishes.
Oven Roasted Asparagus
Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Encrusted Asparagus
Swiss Asparagus Casserole
Mustard Sauce – this sauce is easy to make, and goes well with meat and vegetables.

asparagus with cream sauce in a white serving dish

Asparagus with Cream Sauce

For this recipe, the asparagus cooks in its own sauce. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds Asparagus washed and trimmed, this recipe works for 1 pound too
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Saute butter and shallots together over medium heat, cook the shallots until they are almost done. Add in asparagus. Coat the asparagus in the butter. Cook the asparagus, so that changes color. How long to cook asparagus will depend upon the thickness of the asparagus. Add a squeeze of lemon, and stir in the lemon juice and the heavy cream. Cook for 5 minutes more. Remove asparagus from the pan. Pour the sauce over the asparagus if desired.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Docmo

    One of my favorite dishes, but I’ve never made it myself. I’ve always eaten it in restaurants and I haven’t found a bad one yet. Thank you for the recipe. God Bless.

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