Thursday, March 8, 2012

Oven Roasted Asparagus

For years I steamed all my veggies and when I started really watching the cooking shows on the Food Network I noticed that most of the TV Chefs roast their veggies in the oven.  I especially like to watch Ina Garten and she roasts everything.  I gave it a try and have now been roasting my veggies in the oven for about 1-1/2 years.  Here is my favorite thing to roast.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Here's what you need:

1-1/2 Lbs. asparagus, fresh
1 - 2 Tbs. good olive oil
1/2 - 1 tsp. Kosher salt, or as much as you like
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper, or as much as you like

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Holding the middle and lower end of one stalk bend until it breaks, usually about 3 inches will break off.  Like up the rest and cut them all at the same point, or if you want, do like I do and break each one.  This breaks off the woodsy end and leaves just the tender part to eat.  Wash and dry the asparagus.

On a large baking sheet place the asparagus and drizzle with 1 - 2 Tbs. of good quality olive oil.
Next sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat all the asparagus spears.
Roast for 7 - 10 minutes for tender-crisp and 10 - 13 minutes for soft asparagus.
Serve with mayonnaise or eat just by themselves.  Ever since I started roasting asparagus, I don't use mayonnaise anymore because it has so much more natural flavor than before.

Serves 4


Here's the handy printable - Oven Roasted Asparagus


  1. Hi, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. You've got some great looking recipes, too! I'll have to try this one, I love asparagus! I'll be back to see what else you're cooking up! :)

  2. This looks so yummy! I'm definitely trying this next time I make asparagus.


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