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Slow Cooker Asparagus

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Slow cooker asparagus is an easy way to prepare this tasty veggie for holiday meals or to feed a crowd – just set it and forget it!

slow cooker asparagus on white plate with lemon slices

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Making asparagus is very easy, and even easier when you let your slow cooker do the work! This is the perfect recipe for when you are cooking a holiday meal and your cooktop is full of other dishes.

Why I love this recipe

  • it takes only 5 minutes of prep time
  • you can control how crisp/tender you want the asparagus by adjusting the cook time
  • it’s a tasty and healthy side dish option

Ingredients

  • fresh asparagus
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon
asparagus and lemon slices in slow cooker

Step by step

  1. Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus and place in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix lemon juice, water, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  3. Pour the mixture over the asparagus.
  4. Top with lemon slices.
  5. Cook 1 1/2-2 hours on low.

Tips for best results

Check the asparagus at the 1 1/2 hour mark for doneness, cook time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus and the desired tenderness.

Variations

You can make this recipe your own by trying out different variations. Add in halved cherry tomatoes, diced onion or shallot, or top with fresh herbs or parmesan cheese.

Serving suggestions

This is a great easy side dish for holiday meals alongside bourbon glazed ham or roast turkey breast and other sides like brown sugar brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, or Italian sausage stuffing.

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slow cooker asparagus on white plate with lemon slices

Slow Cooker Asparagus

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Slow cooker asparagus is an easy way to prepare this tasty veggie for holiday meals or to feed a crowd – just set it and forget it!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. Trim ends of asparagus and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Mix lemon juice, water, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or measuring cup. Pour mixture over the asparagus.
  3. Top with lemon slices.
  4. Cook on low for 1 1/2-2 hours. (see note below)

Notes

Check for doneness after 1 1/2 hours. Asparagus may require up to 2 hours depending on thickness of the stems.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 38
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 107.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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