Asparagus with Lemon Cream Sauce

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

asparagus with lemon cream sauce in a white serving dish

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Quick and Easy Asparagus Recipe

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. Making asparagus with a creamy lemon sauce means you can spend a minimum of time on a side dish you will love.

This creamed asparagus recipe is one that I adapted from the From Julia Child’s Kitchen cookbook. This is 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.

What I love about this asparagus with lemon cream sauce recipe is that you can make it in about 15 minutes. What a great side dish to make on a busy day!

asparagus with cream sauce in a white dish

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Fresh asparagus
  • Unsalted butter
  • Shallots
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Heavy cream
  • Lemon slices for garnish

How to Make Asparagus with Lemon Cream Sauce

  1. Wash and trim off the woody end of the asparagus.
  2. Sauté shallots in butter until they are soft.
  3. Add asparagus and toss to coat them with butter.
  4. Cook the asparagus until it changes color.
  5. Add lemon juice and heavy cream.
  6. Stir and then cook the asparagus for another 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer the asparagus from the skillet to a serving dish.
  8. Pour the sauce on top.
  9. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

Asparagus Tips

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.

Low Carb and Keto Friendly Asparagus Recipe

Yes! Creamy lemon asparagus is low in carbohydrates and a perfect side dish to make for anyone on a keto diet.

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asparagus with cream sauce in a white serving dish

Asparagus with Lemon Cream Sauce

Asparagus with lemon cream sauce is a delicious side dish to make for dinner.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Asparagus with Cream Sauce, Asparagus with Lemon Sauce, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Fresh 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 ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • lemon slices optional garnish

Instructions

  • Wash and trim the asparagus.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and sauté them until they are soft and almost translucent.
  • Season the shallots with salt and pepper while they are cooking.
  • Add asparagus and toss to coat the asparagus with the butter.
  • Cook the asparagus until it changes color. How long to cook asparagus will depend upon the thickness of the asparagus.
  • Add lemon juice and heavy cream. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the asparagus from the skillet to a serving dish.
  • Pour the sauce over the asparagus.
  • Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

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Nutrition

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

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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com'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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