Make delicious asparagus in cream sauce just like Julia Child with this simple recipe.

Asparagus with Cream Sauce

For this recipe, the asparagus cooks in its own sauce. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 144 kcal
Author Adapted from Julia Child


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 26.5%
Vitamin C 8.8%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.