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Garlic and Parm Instant Pot Asparagus

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10 minutes is all it takes for this tender and flavorful garlic and parm Instant Pot asparagus! This side dish is perfect for the holidays, summer entertaining or a regular weekday side dish. If you are a fan of asparagus you will drool over the incredible flavor of garlic and parmesan next to the asparagus.

Don’t want a bland vegetable side dish? Me neither! That is why this asparagus is on constant rotation in our home. When I can find a good sale on asparagus or it is in season and I can buy some at the farmers market, we eat this a ton. The Instant Pot does a great job of bringing out the natural sweetness of asparagus.

Garlic and Parm Instant Pot asparagus

The Best Garlic and Parm Instant Pot Asparagus

While I love a roasted vegetable, I have to say the Instant Pot is moving right up into competition. I can’t even begin to tell you how fast and easy this recipe is for such flavorful asparagus! When garlic and parmesan come together I have to say it is always a winning dish.

Instant pot Garlic Parmesan Asparagus is great with Instant Pot Honey Ham, Skillet Augratin Potatoes, Or even my French Onion Pot Roast


Why I Love Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

  • Easy Prep
  • Quick Cook Time
  • Minimal Ingredients Required
  • Quick Cleanup
  • Simple and Refreshing

There are so many reasons why I love this side, those are just a few of my top reasons!  

Do You Wash Asparagus Before Cooking

Yes, you want to make sure to wash your asparagus spears under cold water to get rid of any dirt or grit that is on the asparagus. Make sure to wash it really well as some grit can stick to the spears.

How to Prep Asparagus For Instant Pot Garlic Parm Asparagus

After you wash your asparagus, you want to snap off the bottoms of your spears. Aim for around one inch from the bottom, you will find the asparagus will naturally break on the woody portion of your spear. Repeat till all your spears are prepped. Then dry them on a towel or paper towels.

Is Asparagus Good For You

This green vegetable is loaded with nutrients that are beneficial to your body! I always recommend whipping up asparagus when you can for sides, tossed in soups, main dishes, and more.

  • High in fiber
  • Vitamin A, E, K, and C
  • Antioxidants
  • High in Folate
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • And More
  • How Do I Tell If Asparagus Is Good

    Look for the bright color of green on asparagus when picking it out. You want to have a stiff stock that will hold its shape. If it begins to limp that is signs it is bad.

    How To Tell if Asparagus Is Bad

    The tips of asparagus are the first thing that starts to go bad. When they become mushy or black you know it is time to toss it out. Another thing to look for is limp or slimy stalks. Any of these signs mean to toss your asparagus out.

    Talk about one incredible vegetable, am I right? Plus the versatility of this veggie sure can’t be beaten. Give this side dish a try tonight.

    It offers an elegant aspect that will leave your guests happy and bellies nice and full. The Instant Pot makes asparagus so easy to prepare and serve any day of the week.


Garlic and Parm Instant Pot asparagus

Garlic and Parm Instant Pot Asparagus

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

10 minutes is all it takes for this tender and flavorful garlic and parm Instant Pot asparagus!


  • 1 bunch of Asparagus
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbsp parm cheese


  1. Place 1 cup of water and trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  2. Place Asparagus on a large piece of aluminum foil with whole cloves of garlic and butter.
  3. Curve the edges of the aluminum foil so no butter leaks out.
  4. Place your Pot on High pressure for 8 minutes.
  5. I like my asparagus soft if you like it crispy only do 4 minutes.
  6. Do a quick release Sprinkle with Parm cheese and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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  1. This Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan Sounds Delicious, Thanks So Much for Sharing! I Have Always Loved Asparagus & I Love to Find New Ways to Cook it to Avoid My Recipes from Getting Too Boring! This Would Certainly Make a Great Side Dish for Thanksgiving! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day My Friend! – Jana

  2. Turned out PERFECT!!! I loved it without the Parmesan cheese but the kids liked it with the Parmesan added. I’m looking forward to making this again. THANKS!

  3. If young/tender asparagus 7 minutes on high it extra tender. We did 4 minutes at medium pressure for the crunchy. Very good. Thank you

  4. Another WINNER from Adventures of A Nurse. You are one just a couple TRUSTED recipe sites.
    We did 6 minutes and it was perfect.
    I appreciate your time notation for crispy as opposed to the 8 minutes. Gave us a
    perfect reference.

  5. Wow!
    Crunch central!
    Hit em Hi for 7 minutes. Right on the money.

    Recommend you suggest once cooked, to pour the butter out the foil over the veg, after hitting it with some lemon and the Parm.

    I have never cooked better asparagus. Ever.

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