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easy keto asparagus with lemon on a white plate
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Easy Keto Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Once you've tied this Easy Keto Asparagus with Lemon Sauce, you'll be going back again and again for more!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: asparagus, keto grilled vegetables, keto side dish, keto vegetable recipes, lemon sauce, sides
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus trimmed and washed
  • 1 stick cold butter cut into pieces
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream


  • Clean and snap the ends off the asparagus. Heat 1/2-inch of water in a skillet with a tightly fitting lid. Once boiling, add the asparagus and put the lid on. Steam for 2-3 minutes or until the asparagus is tender-crisp. Remove the asparagus and set aside.
  • Rinse out the skillet and put it back on the heat. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice. Boil and reduce by half. Turn off the heat and add the heavy whipping cream. Whisk well to combine.
  • Cut the butter into about 8 pieces. Using a whisk and with the burner OFF, add the butter one chunk at a time whisking until it is melted and fully incorporated. When one chunk has melted, add the next, and continue until all the butter is whisked in and your sauce is lovely and velvety.
  • Season and serve!



Serving: 6stalks of asparagus and 2 tbsp of sauce | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 968IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 3g