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36 Amazing Keto Asparagus Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 26
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For me, asparagus is always a sign of spring. Although it has a notoriously short growing season, asparagus can bring a bright and fresh flavor profile to your plate.

There are lots of great reasons to eat asparagus – for one, they are packed with nutrition!  Registered Nurse Tana Amen, RN says, “Besides being delicious, asparagus is packed with nutrients. It is a great source of vitamin B6, calcium, zinc and magnesium and gives you plenty of beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, iron, phosphorus, copper, potassium, selenium and manganese.”

So, to celebrate the spring, we’ve put together our favorite Keto-friendly asparagus recipes.

Forget tasteless, boiled asparagus, the recipes on this list provide a delicious punch of spring-time flavor. From easy bacon and asparagus mini frittatas to asparagus and avocado breakfast salad, these Keto-friendly recipes are sure to have you buying asparagus by the bushel!

Here are just a few of the Keto Asparagus Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Asparagus Recipes – Appetizers & Snacks

Keto Bacon Asparagus Mini Frittatas

– Keto Summit

Keto Bacon Mini Frittata Recipe

Ingredients: asparagus, bacon, onions, eggs, coconut milk, salt, pepper.

Mini foods are so appealing to look at and these frittatas are no different. They are great served warm for breakfast, can be carried to work for a tasty lunch or simply enjoyed as a Keto snack. Children are also keen to try mini foods, so these can be a good way to get them eating more healthily. If you are not too keen on the taste of asparagus, you could use broccoli instead.


Asparagus, Leek & Pancetta Tart (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Asparagus, Leek & Pancetta Tart

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, Kosher salt, lemon zest, pancetta, leeks, ground black pepper, asparagus, heavy whipping cream, egg yolks, goat cheese.

The fresh flavors of asparagus and leek sit really well in this low-carb, gluten-free tart and this would be a fantastic lunch dish served with a lovely green salad. The subtle lemon taste in the crust helps to set off the flavor of the goat’s cheese and the pancetta adds a lovely salty note. If you arrange the asparagus carefully on the top, you can make this an impressive dish to present at the table.

Roasted Bone Marrow with Bacon Asparagus

– Ditch the Wheat

Roasted Bone Marrow with Bacon Asparagus

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: bone marrow, salt, pepper, asparagus, bacon, onion.


Bone marrow has been eaten around the world for centuries – back in Medieval times they ate it with a long narrow spoon and they believed it held health-giving properties. Nowadays it is not as common, but if you want to try it this low-carb recipe is where to start! Most people suggest serving it with lemon juice to make it more palatable, but I find it goes well with the fresh taste of asparagus.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Cream Cheese (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Cream Cheese

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: Season’s Choice Frozen Asparagus, Appleton Farms Dry-Cured Ham Prosciutto, Happy Farms Cream Cheese.

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is a very popular appetizer at up-market dinner parties and in restaurants, and it is so easy to make that you can serve it at your own dinner next time. This low-carb recipe has the added cream cheese which gives a lovely creaminess in contrast to the al dente asparagus and goes so well with the salty prosciutto.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: asparagus spears, prosciutto, almond meal/flour, cheese, heavy cream.

The main difference between this asparagus dish and other ones is that this one uses a ‘breaded’ coating, which gives the spears a crunch on the outside and adds the flavor of the cheese. Despite the coating, this is a grain and gluten-free recipe that would be perfect to serve as an appetizer, as a light lunch or as finger food for a special occasion.

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: asparagus, fennel bulb, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt.

This autoimmune-friendly salad is freshness on a plate! With the flavors of the asparagus and fennel, this salad is full of bright taste and has the added zing of the lemon juice, making this whole dish taste of spring. When you are preparing the asparagus, bend the stem and where it naturally breaks is the point where it is freshest.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and Pepper

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and Pepper

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: asparagus spears, bell pepper, bacon.

Here is another slant on the popular appetizer of asparagus wrapped in ham, only this time you are also wrapping a slice of pepper in the parcel, which adds to the flavor and the color of the dish. Wrapped asparagus can then be used as a starter, a side dish, or served at breakfast to dip in a runny egg!

Grilled Asparagus Wrapped With Prosciutto

– Cook Eat Paleo

Grilled Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus spears, prosciutto.

Here is another wonderful Paleo and Keto appetizer that you can make in minutes! The asparagus has a strong flavor which is complemented by the salty prosciutto, and if you leave the asparagus with a bit of a bite (al dente) it is an even better taste experience. This would even be great served as a side dish for grilled chicken or beef, or served with a fried egg for breakfast.

Asparagus And Caramelized Spring Onion Saute

– Slim Palate

Asparagus And Caramelized Spring Onion Saute

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: asparagus, spring onions or green onions, butter, salt, pepper.

This low-carb and gluten-free side is simplicity itself, and as we all know, simple can be the best! There are no complex flavors to detract from the asparagus and onions, letting you enjoy the taste of them in their true form. As asparagus is seasonal, it is best to make the most of it by serving it with seasonal meats like spring lamb.

Baked, Grilled, or Roasted Keto Asparagus Recipes

AIP Easy Roasted Asparagus

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, salt.

This is a basic recipe to use as a guide for roasting asparagus, and this can be so helpful if you are not a seasoned or experienced cook or are just starting on your own culinary journey. Asparagus is a super-healthy vegetable that can be used as a side or as a snack on its own, and this straightforward AIP recipe gives you the option to cook the veg for as long as suits your taste.

Roasted Asparagus With Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

– Cook Eat Paleo

Roasted Asparagus with Easy bBender Hollandaise Sauce

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus, ghee or butter, salt, pepper, egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne pepper.

If you are like me and are a bit scared of making complex sauces like Hollandaise, then worry no more! This easy low-carb and Keto-friendly recipe will show you how to whizz up the sauce in a blender, giving you a lovely sauce to serve over the asparagus as an appetizer for a dinner party or as a light lunch dish. If you wanted to make it more filling, you could wrap the asparagus spears in bacon before cooking.

Grilled Asparagus

– Ditch the Wheat

Grilled Asparagus

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: asparagus, extra virgin olive oil, Montreal steak spice.

Asparagus is absolutely packed with vitamins and nutrients, so even though it is a seasonal vegetable, it is worth getting hold of some as it is a powerhouse of goodness! This low-carb recipe shows the easiest way to cook the veg, letting you use it as a snack or as a delicious side dish for grilled meats. It even goes well for breakfast dipped in a runny egg.

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

– Seasonal and Savory

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: fresh asparagus, olive oil, Meyer lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, ground white pepper, salt, Dijon mustard.

Although asparagus has a fresh flavor of its own, it can sit really well with some lemon juice, and in a dish like this, it can be used to offset the creamy richness of feta cheese and be enhanced by the subtle heat from the mustard. This is a low-carb and Keto-compliant meal that would be great for a springtime lunch for the family.

Paleo Roasted Lemon Garlic Asparagus

– Paleo Effect

Paleo Roasted Lemon Garlic Asparagus

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect

Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, coarse sea salt, black pepper, ground white pepper, ground cayenne pepper.

Here is another great Paleo and Keto low-carb side that you can serve with different main courses. Asparagus is a universally adaptable vegetable which can be served with just about any meats, but along with the lemon, this side dish is perfect with salmon, as the fresh flavor cuts through any fattiness in the fish. Asparagus is always best in season so make the most of it!

Roasted Asparagus

– Skinny Taste

Ingredients: fresh asparagus, olive oil spray, kosher salt, black pepper.

Quick and easy introductory recipes like this one are ideal for those of us who are not confident in the kitchen as they make seemingly sophisticated dishes seem so simple! This is a great recipe that fits with just about all diets, including Keto and Paleo, and gives you the confidence to go on and try more complex meals. Think how impressed your family will be when you serve up perfectly roasted asparagus!

Oven Roasted Asparagus

– Oh Snap !Let’s Eat!

Ingredients: asparagus, sea salt, olive oil.

There are loads of recipes out there for grilling asparagus, but I find that every grill is different so you might end up with burnt offerings! The best way to avoid this disaster is to bake the asparagus in the oven, coated with oil and a few simple seasonings like salt and garlic powder. Serve this with grilled chicken or pork chops for a delicious, filling meal.

Roasted Asparagus

– Balancing Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus, ghee, salt, pepper.

Roasting asparagus is one of the best ways to cook it as you have a lot more control over how ‘well done’ you like it. This is a recipe for a great Paleo side to serve with meats and fish and can be even tastier if you serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over it once it’s cooked. Never throw away the woody ends of the spears as they can be used to make your next batch of homemade vegetable broth!

Roasted Asparagus with Bitter Lemon Pesto

– Petra 8 Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus, coconut oil, garlic, Himalayan salt, cilantro, avocado, lemon.

Asparagus was made not only to be a side dish but also to be used with a dip! Because it has a naturally earthy flavor it goes really well with fresh lemon, so this bitter lemon pesto, which is AIP-compliant too, will make a great partner for your asparagus spears. Served on a platter with a dish of pesto makes an awesome sharing platter for a flavorful appetizer with friends!

Keto Asparagus Recipes – Breakfast

Protein Topper Hash

– Popular Paleo

Protein Topper Hash

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: cremini mushrooms, asparagus, shallots, garlic, bacon, protein of choice (burgers, chops, steaks, chicken…).

The hash in this recipe is designed to be served as a topper for whatever meat you are having as it adds a meaty, veggie kick to steaks or grilled chicken, and can even be served with eggs for a protein-rich breakfast. You can adapt this Paleo recipe to suit your larder or your palate too, so if you want to experiment with different mushrooms, use kale instead of asparagus or toss in a few new ingredients, feel free!

Crustless Asparagus Quiche (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: asparagus, baby spinach leaves, eggs, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper.

I first started making crustless quiches when I was trying to lose some weight and soon found that they are just as good as crusted ones! Eggs are a fantastic source of protein and if you are lucky enough to find seasonal asparagus, the two go really well together in this lovely light dish. This low-carb quiche stores really well in the fridge, so leftovers can simply be stored till next day.

Crustless Caramelized Onion And Asparagus Quiche (Contains Dairy)

– Savory Lotus

Crustless Caramelized Onion and Asparagus Quiche

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: zucchini, salt, onions, asparagus, butter, ghee or coconut oil, eggs, milk, garlic powder, fresh dill, black pepper, arugula.

This low-carb crustless quiche is full of flavor from the asparagus and onions, which take on a sweetness as they caramelize, giving the quiche a fantastic taste! The quiche also uses shredded zucchini, so when you are preparing it, try to squeeze out as much liquid as possible to avoid the quiche being soggy. This dish tastes great warm or cold and is amazing for breakfast!

Keto Turkey and Vegetable Skillet

– Keto Summit

Keto Turkey and Vegetable Skillet Recipe

Ingredients: coconut oil, turkey breasts or ground turkey, bacon, onion, asparagus, spinach, fresh thyme, salt, pepper.

Skillet dishes are one-pot wonders that are packed with flavor and can cut down on the washing-up! This Keto main would be perfect for a midweek dinner as it only takes a short time to make, but is a great source of protein and will satisfy any appetite. As with other Keto skillet dishes, the ingredients are up to you so feel free to change the asparagus for sprouts or use leftover chopped meat.

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

– Skinny Taste

Ingredients: hard-boiled egg, asparagus, bacon, Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper.

The delicious salad in this recipe is Keto and Paleo-compliant and the flavors are brought to life with the mustard vinaigrette. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be a filling lunch for the family, but it is also portable and could easily be taken to work for a delicious lunch your colleagues would be envious of! You could serve this as an impressive appetizer or even boost the protein and add in some cooked chicken.

Arugula, Asparagus and Avocado Breakfast Salad

– Downshiftology

Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil, salt, pepper, arugula, microgreens, avocado, eggs, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, shallot, dijon mustard.

When you are new to the Keto way, it might come as a bit of a surprise that many of us eat greens and salads for breakfast, but they really are a natural way to boost the system first thing in the morning. This low-carb salad has loads of healthy fats from the avocado and has the freshness of the arugula and asparagus to contrast with the eggs, and the vinaigrette gives the salad a real zing!

Bacon And Asparagus Frittata

– The Roasted Root

Ingredients: eggs, bacon, asparagus, red onion, sea salt, avocado.

Frittata is such a good source of nutrition that it makes the ideal Keto breakfast to get your system started in the morning. One really good combination is bacon and asparagus as the flavors complement each other really well. This dish can also be served for a light lunch alongside a fresh salad, but it also tastes great cold, so why not pack some in your lunchbox for a healthy meal on the go!

Asparagus, Spinach, & Feta Quiche (Contains Dairy)

– Two Peas & Their Pods

Ingredients: olive oil, asparagus spears, fresh baby spinach, eggs, milk, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, green onions, pie crust.

This lovely vegetarian recipe requires a pastry casing for the quiche, so feel free to use a low-carb one of your choice, but it also tastes great without a crust. You have all the springtime flavors of spinach, green onions and asparagus and lovely creamy feta to complement the greens, giving you a tasty and satisfying lunch dish that is low in carbs but full-on in flavor!

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese (Contains Dairy)

– Steamy Kitchen

Ingredients: asparagus, olive oil or butter, egg, Parmesan cheese, salt, ground black pepper.

How impressed would your overnight guests be to be served up this plate of loveliness in the morning!! Tender asparagus spears drowning in runny egg yolk and with a hint of cheese from the parmesan – yummy! This Keto-friendly, gluten-free recipe should be filed away under “Meals to Impress” for next time the Mother-in-law comes to stay!

Keto Asparagus Recipes – Dinner

Roasted Asparagus Avocado Soup

– Cook Eat Paleo

Roasted Asparagus Avocado Soup

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: asparagus, garlic infused olive oil, chicken or vegetable stock, avocado, lemon juice, ghee or coconut oil, sea salt, ground pepper.

On those days in spring when the weather is still not convinced it should be warmer, a fresh-tasting, thick and hearty soup would make the perfect lunch, so why not take advantage of the asparagus season to make this delicious Keto and Paleo recipe! You have fresh flavors of asparagus with the smooth and creamy texture of the avocado, which can also boost the slow-release energy the soup can give.

Creamy Asparagus Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Creamy Asparagus Mash Recipe

Ingredients: asparagus shoots, onion, coconut oil, coconut cream, fresh parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper.

The asparagus gives this dish such a vibrant color and it would be great as an alternative to your regular mash. This Paleo dish is lighter than other mash and would be good to serve on a warm day as it can be enjoyed hot or cold. The lemon juice adds a note of freshness to the mash and stops the asparagus from oxidizing and turning brown.

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

– Paleo Flourish

Lemon Asparagus Saute with Bacon

Ingredients: asparagus, lemon, bacon bits/pieces, salt, olive oil or bacon fat.

This Paleo side dish is so quick and easy to make, yet with the asparagus becoming ever more popular, it will go down a treat with family and friends. Asparagus has a really fresh taste which goes really well with the salty bacon and the citrus hit from the lemon lifts the flavor of the whole dish. This would go well with meat or fish dishes, especially grilled salmon.

Prosciutto Scallops with Seared Asparagus

– Meatified

Prosciutto Scallops with Seared Asparagus

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: scallops, prosciutto, asparagus, bacon fat, seasoning of choice (Original Mrs. Dash).

If you are really going all-in to impress at a dinner party, you might want to consider this amazing scallop recipe as your main course. This is a low-carb recipe but with all the luxury of bacon-wrapped scallops, served with asparagus spears which are cooked to perfection. I wouldn’t serve this with any extra dressings or sauces as that might take away from the great flavors on the plate.

Instant Pot Roasted Asparagus Soup

– Fed and Fulfilled

Instant Pot Roasted Asparagus Soup

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: asparagus, coconut oil, sea salt, garlic powder, Herbs de Provence, leek, garlic, cauliflower, bone broth, dried thyme, oregano, sage, full-fat coconut milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh parsley.

Don’t know about you but there is something so comforting about a warming bowl of thick and tasty soup that just makes everything feel better! This amazing asparagus soup has cauliflower as a thickening agent and it helps to make the soup hearty but not too filling. It also has a lovely freshness because of the lemon and this brings out the flavor of the asparagus. Feel free to thin the soup with bone broth if you don’t like it as thick as this.

Healing Green Spring Soup with Lemon Dill Pesto

– Empowered Sustenance

Healing Green Spring Soup with Lemon Dill Pesto

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: leek, ghee or coconut oil, asparagus, zucchini, broth/stock of choice, lemon juice, sea salt, collagen protein, sprouted pumpkin seeds, fennel fronds, olive oil.

With all the health benefits of collagen and bone broth, this hearty soup is bound to increase your wellness factor! You have the great flavor of asparagus and leek, livened up with a zesty hint of lemon. This soup is a vivid green color, which would make it ideal to serve for a low-carb appetizer on St. Patrick’s Day!

Malibu Dijon Chicken Asparagus Skillet (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

Malibu Dijon Chicken Asparagus Skillet

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken breast, butter, sea salt, black pepper, chicken broth, sour cream, dijon style mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, thyme, asparagus, smoked ham, Swiss cheese.

I just love one-pot meals and this one is one of my favorites! It has tender chicken breast with ham and cheese, seasonal asparagus spears and all surrounded in a delicious creamy sauce that makes it look and taste so decadent and luxurious. As a slight difference to this Keto recipe, I like to broil the chicken and cheese for a couple of minutes before adding the sauce.

Cheddar Bacon Asparagus Chicken Rolls (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

Cheddar Bacon Asparagus Chicken Rolls

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken breasts, asparagus spears, bacon, cheddar cheese, olive oil, sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, black pepper.

These Keto chicken rolls can be such an impressive dish as you get a surprise when you cut into it and reveal the asparagus, bacon and cheese hidden inside. If you are serving these at a dinner with friends, or find you are going to be short on time, the rolls can be prepared in advance then refrigerated until you are ready to cook them. Just remember to remove the twine before you plate up!

Creamy Asparagus Soup

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: asparagus, yellow onion, garlic, chicken or veggie broth, unsalted butter or ghee, sea salt, ground black pepper, lemon juice.

This is one of those soup recipes that would actually be really good served cold, but if you are a traditionalist and don’t ‘do’ cold soup, you can, of course, serve it warm. Garnished with the asparagus tips, this makes a lovely dish to serve as an appetizer for a dinner party. If you can’t handle too much dairy you can substitute the heavy cream for some coconut cream without affecting the flavor too much.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.