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oven-roasted asparagus

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lisa Foote
Castle Pines, CO

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Lisa shared a basic recipe for oven-roasted asparagus anyone can make. It's an easy side dish that goes with any meat, seafood, or poultry dish. Seasoned simply, the asparagus is salty and savory. A great side dish for spring and early summer when fresh asparagus is in season.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For oven-roasted asparagus

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

How To Make oven-roasted asparagus

Test Kitchen Tips
How long to roast the asparagus really depends on the size of the asparagus. For thicker asparagus (that's not well-done), we suggest roasting for 20 minutes. Thinner stalks will roast in about 12 minutes. It's best to use a fork and check while they roast.
  • Prepped asparagus on a baking sheet.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan. 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. Lay the spears on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brushing the asparagus with oil.
    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.
  • Seasoning the asparagus.
    Once the stalks are brushed completely with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder should be lightly sprinkled over them.
  • Baking sheet with asparagus in the middle rack of the oven.
    Place them in the oven on the middle rack.
  • Asparagus after it has roasted.
    Roast them in a 375 degree F oven turning 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 cooking 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!