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Roasted Asparagus

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Roasted Asparagus is a classic side dish that compliments a myriad of meals! Simple to prep and even easier to make, simply pop it in the oven and it’s ready in under twenty minutes. A light drizzle of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, and you’ve got your green needs met!

Roasted Asparagus compliments seafood dishes wonderfully. Try serving this savory side with our spicy Blackened Mahi Mahi or our elegant and delicious Pan Seared Halibut Recipe. If seafood isn’t your thing, plenty of other dishes pair perfectly with asparagus. Serve with our Garlic Parmesan Pasta or add this asparagus recipe as a side to Orange Turkey!

Roasted asparagus on a sheet pan.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus is such a versatile side dish. It pairs with almost any meal (we dare you to try and think of one this veggie wouldn’t go great with), and it’s simple and quick to make. It takes about three minutes (we’re being generous) to prep, then it goes right in the oven so it’s out of the way and you can work on the rest of dinner.

This recipe can act as a base to customize flavors and seasonings to compliment any flavor pallet. Try adding some balsamic vinegar or some red pepper flakes to shake things up! A splash of lemon and rosemary is a great combination too.

In the grand scheme of side dishes, asparagus can sometimes be overlooked. Which is a shame since these mean, green, little stalks are so wonderfully tasty! Roasting this veggie is the best way to ensure you get all the flavor with a little extra crunch. No limp or soggy asparagus here. Serve this as an appetizer or as a side at your next brunch, potluck, or dinner party.

How to Make Roasted Asparagus

  1. First up, preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim the thick ends, then pat the asparagus dry with paper towels, and transfer to a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Spread the asparagus in an even layer and drizzle with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the asparagus reaches the desired doneness.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with your favorite entree. Enjoy.
Collage showing how to make roasted asparagus.

Tips and Variations 

  • If the asparagus is very thin, you’ll need to adjust the cook time to about 5-10 minutes. For very thick asparagus, cook for 12-17 minutes.
  • Try wrapping in bacon and serving as an appetizer before dinner at your next get together.
  • Parmesan cheese and some garlic and onion powder are great flavor additions.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil for easy clean up. 
  • To know when your asparagus is done, you should be able to easily pierce with a fork.
Roasted asparagus on a black plate.

Storage and Reheating 

Storage: You can store any leftover asparagus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days to retain the freshest flavor.

Reheating: To reheat simply warm in the microwave or oven until heated through.

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Roasted asparagus on a square plate.

Roasted Asparagus

Yield: 1 Pound of Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Roasted Asparagus is a classic side dish that compliments a myriad of meals! Simple to prep and even easier to make, simply pop it in the oven and it’s ready in under twenty minutes. A light drizzle of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, and you’ve got your green needs met!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, thick ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven, to 425°F.
  2. Pat the asparagus dry with paper towels, and transfer to a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Spread the asparagus in an even layer, then drizzle with avocado oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the asparagus reaches the desired doneness.
  5. Remove from the oven, and serve immediately with your favorite entree.
  6. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ¼ pound of asparagus. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*If the asparagus is very thin, adjust the cook time to 5-10 minutes. For very thick asparagus, cook for 12-17 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 pound
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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