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Fresh This Month: 25 Kidtastic Ways To Prepare In-Season Asparagus

It’s not always easy getting greens into our kids diet, but now is the time. Asparagus is in season and full of deliciously sweet and fresh flavor so go grab a bunch or five and make these recipes that even your kids will love.


  • 25 Kidtastic Ways To Cook Asparagus 1 of 26
    25 Kidtastic Ways To Cook Asparagus
  • Sesame Greens 2 of 26
    Sesame Greens
    This little guy channels Star Wars for his asparagus by calling these green light sabers.
    Make sesame greens
  • Make Ahead Asparagus 3 of 26
    Make Ahead Asparagus
    Make it while the kids are at school so it's one less thing you have to cook later.
    Make make ahead asparagus
  • Marinated Roasted Veggies 4 of 26
    Marinated Roasted Veggies
    Serving a giant plate of multiple veggies is always a big hit with my kids. We pass around the platter and let them pick and choose which veggies and how much.
    Make marinated roasted veggies
  • Skewer Grilled Asparagus 5 of 26
    Skewer Grilled Asparagus
    Get your kids in the kitchen to help you cook their new favorite veggie (or that's what we home it will be after they discover its tastiness).
    Make skewer grilled asparagus
  • Asparagus Tip Tea Sandwiches 6 of 26
    Asparagus Tip Tea Sandwiches
    These tea sandwiches are cute, tiny and hands-on, just what kids love.
    Make asparagus tip tea sandwiches
  • Asparagus Ribbon Salad 7 of 26
    Asparagus Ribbon Salad
    It's hard to tell that this is asparagus when it's sliced into such beautiful ribbon.
    Make asparagus ribbon salad
  • Spring Coucous With Asparagus, Peas and Mint 8 of 26
    Spring Coucous With Asparagus, Peas and Mint
    I'm making this tonight because my mouth is watering just reading the recipe. It may seem too far removed from your kids palate, but you never know unless they try it.
    Make spring couscous with asparagus, peas and mint
  • Asparagus Rafts 9 of 26
    Asparagus Rafts
    They are rafts! How adorable and so much fun for kids to make and eat.
    Make asparagus rafts
  • Asparagus Frittata 10 of 26
    Asparagus Frittata
    It's a fancy version of green eggs and ham! REad the book and make this fritatta together.
    Make asparagus frittata
  • Marinated Asparagus WIth Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette 11 of 26
    Marinated Asparagus WIth Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
    Perhaps your kids need extra flavor with their greens (hello, ranch dressing!). This marinade is sure to get them excited.
    Make marinated asparagus with sesame ginger vinaigrette
  • Asparagus Parmigiano Puffs 12 of 26
    Asparagus Parmigiano Puffs
    They are tiny and puffy and delicious. Just right for little hands and wide eyes.
    Make asparagus parmigiano puffs
  • Sunflower Asparagus Dip 13 of 26
    Sunflower Asparagus Dip
    Dips are a huge hit with the younger (and older) set. Give them some carrots or multigrain pita chips and let your kids dip to their hearts content.
    Make sunflower asparagus dip
  • Phillo Wrapped Asparagus Spears 14 of 26
    Phillo Wrapped Asparagus Spears
    Everything tastes better wrapped inside the buttery, flaky crust of phillo dough.
    Make phillo wrapped asparagus spears
  • Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper And Bacon Roll-Ups With Tomato Basil Hummus 15 of 26
    Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper And Bacon Roll-Ups With Tomato Basil Hummus
    It's go bacon and hummus and it's all rolled up. Your kids is going to love it.
    Make roasted asparagus red pepper and bacon roll-ups with tomato basil hummus
  • Pan Roasted Asparagus With Lemon Over Farro Fettuccini 16 of 26
    Pan Roasted Asparagus With Lemon Over Farro Fettuccini
    Pasta is a kid classic, this one just add some asparagus. Just ask then to try it or take a no thank you bite.
    Make pan-roasted asparagus with lemon over farro fettuccini
  • Fresh Asparagus Pizza 17 of 26
    Fresh Asparagus Pizza
    Or as my kids call it, green haystack pizza. There wasn't a crumb left over in my house.
    Make fresh asparagus pizza your kids will love
  • Asparagus Tart 18 of 26
    Asparagus Tart
    My kid and our guests could not get enough of this tart. The yummy crust, extra delicious cheese and tasty asparagus makes for a perfect little mouth pleaser.
    Make asparagus tart
  • Grilled Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction 19 of 26
    Grilled Asparagus With Balsamic Reduction
    Balsamic reduction is like a tart syrup, it's still sweet and stick and drizzles over the top of fresh grilled sticks of green.
    Make grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction
  • Cream Of Asparagus Soup 20 of 26
    Cream Of Asparagus Soup
    Soup soothes the soul and just so happens to be a great way to disguise food. As a non clam eating kid, my mom would give me clam chowder and tell me it was chicken, I couldn't get enough...until I learned to read.
    Make cream of asparagus soup
  • Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus Breadsticks 21 of 26
    Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus Breadsticks
    It's a giant breadstick! Kids love bread, try to get them to love asparagus through their love of bread.
    Make prosciutto wrapped asparagus
  • Warm Chipotle Maple Corn Asparagus Spring Salad 22 of 26
    Warm Chipotle Maple Corn Asparagus Spring Salad
    This is a colorful and warm salad with lots of flavors, plenty of sweet to get the kids excited. You can always use less chipotle powder if that spice is overwhelming to your little one.
    Make warm chipotle maple corn asparagus spring salad
  • Asparagus Fries 23 of 26
    Asparagus Fries
    Need I say more? What kid wouldn't want to devour a stack of fries?
    Make asparagus fries
  • Roasted Asparagus 24 of 26
    Roasted Asparagus
    Simple and to the point. My daughter's favorite recipe for scarfing down asparagus.
    Make roasted asparagus
  • Roasted Asparagus Salad With Valencia Oranges And Ginger Citrus 25 of 26
    Roasted Asparagus Salad With Valencia Oranges And Ginger Citrus
    Take advantage of in season asparagus and citrus to make a salad so irresistible your kids will be begging for more.
    Make roasted asparagus salad with Valencia oranges and ginger-citrus vinaigrette
  • Prettiest Crudité Ever 26 of 26
    Prettiest Crudité Ever
    All you need is some ranch dressing and before you know it this plate will be pretty empty.
    Make prettiest Crudité ever

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