Buttered Asparagus with Parmesan (Keto)

Keto Buttered Asparagus

OK, let’s be honest here.. everything tastes better with butter and this is merely an idea with some cheffy techniques added to help you prepare perfect buttered asparagus (and macros calculated to help you along). If you are okay with your urine smelling funky for a day, try this super-simple recipe. And if you don’t suffer from bizarre-smelling urine after eating asparagus, consider yourself a very small percentage of the population. (I will leave you to Google what I am on about, if you don’t already know.) Enjoy this lovely, easy side dish – and be sure to also check out the Brown-buttered Brussels Sprouts on the site #EatYourGreens!!

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Carbs 1.8g
(5.5%); Fat 11g (78.3%); Protein 5.1g (16.2%)
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Buttered Asparagus with Parmesan (Keto)
A delicious side veg idea on the keto diet, buttered asparagus covered in finely grated Parmesan, coming in at only 1.8g carbs per serving..
Buttered Asparagus
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Course Side dishes
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
as a side dish
Ingredients
  • 250 g large asparagus (weight prior to trimming)
  • salt
  • 20 g unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 1 TB Parmesan cheese finely grated
Course Side dishes
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
as a side dish
Ingredients
  • 250 g large asparagus (weight prior to trimming)
  • salt
  • 20 g unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 1 TB Parmesan cheese finely grated
Buttered Asparagus
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Snap off the hard, woody ends of each asparagus.
    Asparagus
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to shave off and discard the bottom half of the asparagus peel.
    Keto Buttered Asparagus
  3. Your trimmed weight of the asparagus will be approximately 160g /5.8oz (and this is the weight the macros were calculated.)
  4. Bring a wide-bottomed pan of salted water to the boil. Add the asparagus and boil for approximately 4-6 minutes. This will depend on the thickness of the asparagus you purchased, but a good test is to lift one with tongs: it should bend slightly.
    Keto Buttered Asparagus
  5. Carefully remove the asparagus from the water using tongs and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain. Season them with salt.
    Keto Buttered Asparagus
  6. Pour out the water from the pan and wipe the pan dry with kitchen paper.
  7. Add the butter to the pan and place back on the heat to melt. Return the asparagus to the pan and gently coat the asparagus in the melted butter.
    Keto Buttered Asparagus
  8. Serve immediately scattered with Parmesan, finely grated with a microplane.
    Buttered Asparagus
  9. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
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Buttered Asparagus with Parmesan (Keto)
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Macro Details per serving
5.5%               Carbs
16.2%             Protein
78.3%             Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         126Kcal / 527kJ
Fat                                 11g
 of which saturates        6.8g
Carbohydrates              1.8g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
 of which sugars            1.6g
Fibre                              1.4g
Protein                           5.1g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 1.8g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Milk




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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.


 

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