This collection of canned asparagus recipes is perfect for stocking up or using up this canned vegetable. Asparagus is usually a spring-time produce. But this way, you can eat it all year long.
Canned Asparagus Recipes
If you love to eat tender asparagus all year long, using canned asparagus is a great alternative.
You can stock your pantry with cans and then pull them out when you’re in the mood.
Some people think that canned versions of vegetables are not as good as fresh asparagus. But that’s not always true.
In fact, it was really hard to find an actual canned asparagus recipe for this collection. There are a lot of delicious recipes that use an asparagus bunch.
If this is your first time visiting the site, you’ll know that I’m up for the challenge to help you find your favorite way to use the canned vegetable.
If you don’t have asparagus, you could try subbing canned green beans or brussels sprouts in some of these recipes.
Canned asparagus spears vs fresh asparagus spears
Surprisingly, canned asparagus is comparable in flavor and texture to fresh. However, because it is stored in liquid, it will not crisp up the same.
Can you substitute canned for fresh?
- If the recipe calls for boiled, steamed, or chopped asparagus; then canned will do the trick.
- If you are trying to fry the asparagus, pan sear it, or add it to a relish tray, you will want to use fresh.
How long can you store canned asparagus?
As with most canned vegetables, it has an extremely long shelf life. It’s recommended to eat canned goods within 18 months of purchasing or by the expiration date on the can.
However, essentially it can last longer. You may start to notice that the flavor is not as strong the longer it sits on the shelf.
You’ll want to store it at, or below room temperature, for best results.
Can you eat canned asparagus without cooking it?
Because of the extreme pasteurization in the canning process, you can eat it straight from the can. It will taste like raw asparagus.
Just make sure that the can shows no signs of being damaged. Damaged cans may allow some bacteria to enter the can.
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Each recipe idea will tell you:
- Type of recipe
- Number of ingredients
- How much asparagus you will need
- The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
- How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
- Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
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What to do with canned asparagus
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Ingredients that work well with asparagus
These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.
- lemon juice
- hot peppers
- garlic cloves
- fresh parsley
- red pepper flakes
- mustard seed
- garlic powder
- parmesan cheese
- mozzarella cheese
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