Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Lisa Foote

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@LisaFoote

Roasting vegetables brings out great flavor without adding calories. This is a simple process that can be used on almost any hearty vegetable, brussel sprouts, carrots, green beans etc. If you haven't ever roasted veggies before- give it a try!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 bunch
asparagus, organic or regular
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp
garlic powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, or grease the pan.
2
Clean asparagus. You can bend the stalks and they will naturally break where they are dry. Or you can cut them above the white stalk area. Discard the stems.
3
Lay the spears on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the stalks. Use a brush to coat them evenly- there shouldn't be a lot of oil, just enough to cover them.
4
Once the stalks are brushed completely with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder should be lightly sprinkled over them. Place them in the oven on the middle rack.
5
Roast in a 375 degree F oven turning them at 20 minute intervals. Continue to cook them until they begin to brown- you can adjust the time if you like them less or more done. I usually use the entire hour. The size of the stalks may change the cook time as well, thicker stalks take longer than thin ones. Re-season them with salt and pepper, using a light hand. Serve hot out of the oven!

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