Easiest Asparagus Ever

One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus. We probably have it once a week.

I have a funny story to share about asparagus. I was at the grocery store, bagging my asparagus and an old man struck up a conversation with me. He told me that he cooks his asparagus in a coffee pot! I haven’t actually attempted his creative cooking method, but I could see how that would work – it would steam the vegetable. Maybe?

Good friends of ours introduced this preparation technique to me and I have to say it’s the only way I do it now!



  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • S+P to taste


  1. Snap off the end of the asparagus.
  2. Place asparagus in a microwavable dish. Break apart butter and distribute atop the asparagus. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with S+P.
  3. Cover asparagus with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high 4 minutes, or until tender but al dente.


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