White Asparagus

White Asparagus

Servings: 6

Total Time: 35 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

White asparagus is a divine vegetable delicacy and one of the first signs that spring is coming! This spicy white asparagus recipe will become your favorite dish at any festive occasion. White asparagus is grown in cold, moist soil and sometimes covered with sand. It is grown mostly in Northern Europe, Canada and the United States. This vegetable is considered a delicacy because of its delicate flavor and tender texture.


  • Butter
  • Parmesan
  • 2 Bunch White Asparagus
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoons Herbies de Provence


Step 1

Peel the white asparagus with a vegetable knife and rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Cut off the base of the stem a little and set aside the trimmed white asparagus.

Step 3

Fill a pot with water, salt and put the white asparagus in it. When the water comes to a boil, simmer for another 10 minutes.

Step 4

Take a baking dish and grease with butter, then place the cooked asparagus and drizzle olive oil on top.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 6

Sprinkle asparagus with spices and grated Parmesan.

Step 7

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Before serving, garnish with herbs.

White asparagus is in season now and you can make this delicious recipe with it. In some countries, white asparagus only grows during spring time and its peak season usually lasts for a couple months. 

In contrast to ordinary green asparagus, white asparagus has a milder and more delicate flavor, it is juicy and sweet and is often served in a white sauce. Being the most sought after of asparagus means that it isn’t cheap at farmer’s markets, but no matter-it’s well worth it for such a superb dish, and black truffle oil is absolutely appropriate. 

As a complement to the asparagus, this dish can be characterized by subtle flavors that are not overpowering— if you’re looking to make an elegant meal for guests or just need some simple food to cook for yourself, this recipe has you covered.

White Asparagus recipe

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