Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest, most foolproof ways to cook asparagus. Simply chop the woody ends off washed asparagus spears (about the bottom two inches), spread them on a baking sheet, add a little oil and seasoning, and pop them in the oven. Shake the pan once in a while so they don’t brown on one side, and take them out when they are cooked to your liking. That’s it; you’re done.

This simple roasted asparagus recipe is a wonderful side dish with just about any meal, even this poached eggs breakfast! Give it a flavor boost by adding chopped garlic before baking, or dress it up just before serving with chopped fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Tip: When choosing asparagus, select young asparagus with thin, tender stalks. Thick asparagus tends to have woody texture, but if that’s all you can find, consider peeling it with a vegetable peeler.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus
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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest, most foolproof ways to cook asparagus. Follow this simple recipe and tips or adding more flavor.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. asparagus spears ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 

  2. Place asparagus on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake, shaking pan occasionally, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender-crisp. 

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Evergreen Kitchen

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