Healthy Vegetarian Asparagus Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegetarian asparagus recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Asparagus Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 3
Blanching the asparagus before assembling this casserole helps to maintain its vibrant green color. Feel free to skip that step if you're crunched for time, but the vegetables will be more army green.
By Adam Hickman

Vegetarian Spring Egg Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 5
This easy egg casserole is filled with spring green vegetables and rustic whole-grain bread. It's perfect for a healthy vegetarian dinner or a springtime brunch. You can assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning when you're ready.
By Adam Hickman

Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
In this fast asparagus soup recipe, potato adds creaminess without adding cream. Double or triple this soup and freeze the leftovers for a quick lunch.
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Frittata with Asparagus, Leek & Ricotta

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
In this quick asparagus frittata recipe, asparagus, leeks and ricotta combine to create a tasty meal that's perfect for spring.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Baked Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Perfect for a spring brunch or light supper, this Italian omelet is baked so it is easy to serve to a group.
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Potato, Leek & Asparagus Soup

Rather than tossing your potato peels, asparagus stalks and leek tops, cook them down into this soup instead. Once tender, they'll blend right in. Plus, they contain prebiotic fiber to help feed the good bugs in your gut. We reserve the asparagus tips to pan-fry with peas for a bright green garnish.
By Adam Dolge

Crustless Spinach & Asparagus Quiche with Gruyère

Rating: 5 stars 3
This light but filling crustless spinach-and-asparagus quiche features plenty of spring vegetables baked with richly flavored Gruyère cheese. Enjoy a slice for dinner with a salad on the side or as part of a simple spring brunch.
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By Pam Lolley

Asparagus Tart

Rating: 5 stars 1
This asparagus tart is balanced by notes of savory Gruyère, fresh asparagus and creamy ricotta cheese. Sweet peas and honey round out the flavors, with a dash of heat coming from crushed red pepper.
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By Amanda Stanfield

Noodle Bowl with Rainbow Veggies & Peanut Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 5
With tons of colorful vegetables, sesame rice noodles and a healthy peanut sauce, this noodle bowl is a hit with adults and kids alike. Assemble the bowls before serving or let everyone make their own. Serve with Sriracha hot sauce, if desired.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Asparagus & Pesto

While the cauliflower gnocchi crisp up in a sauté pan, steam fresh asparagus in the microwave to keep it bright green and crisp-tender. Substitute frozen asparagus (or green beans or peas) in a pinch. Toss them together with prepared basil pesto for a satisfying supper.
By Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

Green Goddess Grain Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy grain bowl packs in the greens with peas, asparagus and a creamy yogurt dressing. Tofu adds protein while keeping it vegetarian, but you could also swap in cooked shrimp or chicken for a satisfying dinner or packable lunch ready in just 15 minutes.
By Sylvia Fountaine

Sautéed Peppers, Asparagus, and Zucchini

Rating: 5 stars 2
Pair this flavorful veggie combo with chicken or fish for a taste of summer any time of year.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup
Rating: Unrated 5
This lemony asparagus soup is spiced with a touch of curry and gets added richness from “lite” coconut milk and creamy red potatoes. Top it with a dollop of crème fraîche or plain yogurt and serve warm or chilled.
Potato, Asparagus & Mushroom Hash
Rating: Unrated 4
Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, springtime taste. Serve with hearty whole-grain toast for an easy vegan breakfast or with an egg on top for a vegetarian take.
Baked Risotto Primavera
Rating: 5 stars 3

This updated spring classic calls for nutty-tasting short-grain brown rice instead of the traditional white arborio. Because the cooking time is longer with whole-grain rice, this risotto is cooked in the oven rather than on the stovetop, eliminating the need for almost constant stirring.