Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Asparagus was an appetizer that I fell in love with. I love a great asparagus recipe, and this one fits the bill. Fresh asparagus is coated with parmesan, fried until it has a crispy crust, and served fresh.

parmesan crusted asparagus

Spring is the perfect time for new asparagus recipes. A crispy asparagus appetizer is a great way to kick off a party.

Longhorn Steakhouse is part of the Darden chain, which is part of the company that owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster. I love their themed restaurants and their attention to detail. They select wonderful menu items, and the Longhorn Steakhouse is just one of those. This well-priced steakhouse will soon become a favorite of yours.

This Parmesan Crusted Asparagus was quickly a favorite menu item of mine. A few of you wrote to me asking me for this recipe. When I get several people asking I know it is a fantastic find.

Asparagus is flash-fried with a crispy crust. It makes noshing on this asparagus spears a real delight. They aren’t difficult to make so you can make this recipe at home.

Ingredients needed for the Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan crusted Asparagus

You will need a bunch of asparagus. You may want to check out this article for How to Pick Fresh Asparagus from the Kitchn. I like to pick medium-sized in terms of thickness for this recipe.

You will also need two types of Parmesan, you will need some for making little slivers out of, so you will need a block, and you will also need some that are grated. I don’t often say this, but the kind that is pre-grated, and sold in cans works just fine for this recipe.

You may also want to make some sauce to dip in. I simply take some good quality Ranch dressing mix, and add a little chili sauce and we are in business. Garnish with shaved Parmesan.

Love the Longhorn Steakhouse? Check out these Longhorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipes

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parmesan encrusted asparagus on a plate

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

You don't want to miss out on this amazing appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Longhorn Steakhouse
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Trim asparagus by removing the bottom inch, you can save the trimmings for soup stock. In a shallow bowl combine flour, grated Parmesan, and seasoned salt. Stir to combine the coating well. In another shallow dish add 2 cups of buttermilk. Coat asparagus first in flour, then dip into buttermilk and then dredge in the Parmesan coating again. Place the coated asparagus on a wire rack. Repeat with all asparagus. 
  • Allow asparagus to rest about 5 minutes before frying. Add enough oil to your cooking vessel to cover the bottom 2 inches. I like to use vegetable oil, corn oil, or even cotton seed oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop a few pieces in at a time, and fry until golden brown. Remove golden asparagus and allow to drain on a wire rack. You may want to serve this with some Ranch dipping sauce.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Betty Hester

    You said that Longhorn no longer served this but I had it there today and it was delicious. I love it. It was so tender and just right. I live it with lots of batter and that’s the way it was today. Worth every penny. Have to get it every time I am there as well as the Flo’s Filet steak. Never had a bad one.

  2. Lorraine Richter

    First you said Long Horn Steakhouse then you said Long Star Steakhouse. Anyway I made this and it was very good. Long Horn has stopped serving this so I am glad to make this at home.

  3. Rita

    what about the dip or sauce that Longhorn serves with the parm crusted asparagus? I don’t know what it is but it has a little kick to it! Delicious.

  4. D.Brown

    Awesome recipe….absolutely delicious!! Just to make sure, this is from the Longhorn Steakhouse correct? Because at the end of the video you said Lonestar lol!

  5. ItsJoelen

    Love how easy you make this! This is such a great appetizer and a way to encourage my picky child to eat asparagus lol

    • stephaniemanley

      Thank you for your suggestion. I bet this would be a great way to trick chicken to eating more vegetables!

  6. A Family Feast

    I love you Stephanie! 🙂 Thank you for developing a copycat version of this delicious recipe!! Can’t wait to try this at home!

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