15+ Sauces for Asparagus (Quick + Easy Recipes)

Do you love asparagus but want to take it up a notch? Look no further! These 15+ unique and delicious sauces for asparagus will elevate your veggie game and leave your taste buds wanting more.

Looking for ways to spice up your asparagus?

Check out these 15+ unique and delicious sauces that will take your asparagus from bland to flavorful. From tangy lemon butter to creamy bearnaise sauce, these sauces will leave your taste buds wanting more.

These sauces are delicious on this sous vide asparagus, blanched asparagus or traeger asparagus!

The BEST Sauces for Asparagus

Spoon stirring yellow herb sauce in small white bowl
This lemon butter dill sauce recipe, made with dry white wine and fresh dill, is the upgrade your next fish or chicken dish craves! Switch up your go-to weeknight dinner recipes with this 10-minute sauce or add it to your favorite veggies for a quick, healthy snack.
Lemon Butter Dill Sauce
Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This roasted red pepper based Spanish sauce is delicious with chicken, pork, seafood and roasted vegetables.
Romesco Sauce
Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Perfect to be paired with steak, this Bearnaise Sauce Recipe is flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
Bearnaise Sauce
Fluffy toum in bowl with spoon
With only four ingredients, you can make your own whipped, creamy and delicious Toum, a traditional Lebanese garlic sauce, at home!
Lemon caper sauce on spoon over small bowl.
This easy 6-ingredient lemon caper sauce has a delicious dimension of flavors and a velvety richness, making it the perfect match for fish, shrimp, chicken, and more! Ready in just 5 minutes, it’s a simple go-to sauce that always upgrades your weeknight dinner.
Lemon Caper Sauce
Sesame Roasted Asparagus with Whipped Feta.
This Sesame Roasted Asparagus with Whipped Feta: the perfect spring (or summer) side that easily doubles as an appetizer. Olive oil roasted asparagus, tossed with sesame seeds, garlic, and lemon zest – served over creamy, whipped feta cheese.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Simple roasted asparagus gets gussied up with this lush yet easy-to-make 3-ingredient blender hollandaise sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Foodie Crush
This Asparagus Gratin is a comforting spring side dish with a French accent! Make it part of a fancy spring feast, or a quiet dinner for two.
Get the RECIPE from The View from Great Island
Grilled Asparagus over direct heat and finished with a rich and creamy classic Hollandaise infused with a BBQ dry rub.
Get the RECIPE from Vindulge
A fast and easy summer side dish recipe, asparagus is grilled until slightly charred then drizzled with a creamy tahini lemon sauce.
Get the RECIPE from The Lemon Bowl
Balsamic Asparagus is a delicious recipe that celebrates Spring. This is an easy gourmet side dish for a holiday meal or a regular weeknight.
Ge the RECIPE from Fox Loves Lemons
Asparagus with Garlic Mustard Sauce & Mushrooms is the BEST!
Get the RECIPE from Recipe Girl
This quick and easy Simple Sesame Asparagus recipe is the perfect side dish for springtime. This asparagus pan recipe only takes 15 minutes to make!
Get the RECIPE from Two Peas and Their Pod
The delicious earthiness of asparagus is perfectly matched with the spiced umami hit of Dijon mustard. This simple side dish recipe makes great use of this combination.
Get the RECIPE from Cook Eat World
This garlic aioli is creamy, garlicky & ready in just 5 minutes! It’s an easy sauce made with fresh garlic, egg yolk, olive oil & lemon juice.
Get the RECIPE from Drive Me Hungry
A delicious light and bright egg-based french condiment that is a great compliment to vegetables and meats.
Get the RECIPE from Kate the Baker

How to make ahead and store

Many of these asparagus sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ BEST Sauces for Asparagus

These 15+ unique and delicious sauces for asparagus will elevate your veggie game and leave your taste buds wanting more. Serve one of these sauces with this sous vide asparagus. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears, just waiting to be topped with your favorite sauce!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)




  • 2 cloves garlic (minced or grated)


  • Set sous vide to 180-degrees.
  • Trim the woody ends of the asparagus.
  • Add the asparagus, butter and a couple heavy butter knives or spoons to a FoodSaver bag and seal using a vacuum sealer. Alternatively, you can use a ziploc bag and the water displacement method. (The butter knives help to keep the bag weighed down in the water).
  • Cook for 8-12 minutes based on the cooking chart below.
  • Remove from water bath, season with salt and pepper, and serve.


  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese after cooking and season with salt and pepper.


  • Sprinkle with lemon zest and juice and season with salt and pepper.


  • Before sealing, add garlic to bag of asparagus and butter.


Cooking Time: 
  • Pencil Thin Asparagus: 8 Minutes
  • Medium Asparagus: 10 Minutes
  • Thick Asparagus: 12 Minutes
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Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

1 thought on “15+ Sauces for Asparagus (Quick + Easy Recipes)”

  1. thank you, wish I’d seen this list last night, I made asparagus, was tired and had no inspiration, so ate it plain, not even butter, next time Romesco sauce is calling for me, thank you for that, an inspiration I’d like to use on other stuff too!


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