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Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

This Roasted Asparagus recipe is an easy way to get this popular spring vegetable on the table at dinner time. Seasoned simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted to perfection in the oven.

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roasted asparagus on a sheet pan sprinkled with salt and pepper

 

You know it’s spring when you see bunches of asparagus popping up everywhere at the grocery store. After a long season of winter squashes and sweet potatoes (with all due respect), it’s one of my favorite sights to see in the produce section. I always associate asparagus as an Easter side dish, and rightfully so since growing up that was the one vegetable I always made sure was being served for Easter lunch. I don’t really remember it being an everyday veggie for our family, but instead one I looked forward to for our holiday meal.

Nowadays asparagus is everywhere. I like to make it like this, simply roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, coarse salt and fresh ground pepper. It’s also delicious sprinkled with a breadcrumb and Parmesan mixture right at the end of it’s cook time.

Health benefits of asparagus

It’s not a secret that asparagus is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. There are so many health benefits that come with a serving of asparagus which explains why it makes such a great option for a healthy side dish.

  1. Good source of fiber
  2. Natural diuretic
  3. High in Folate as well as Vitamin K which helps with blood clotting
  4. Anti-inflammatory properties
  5. Rich in antioxidants

 

Roasted Asparagus is an easy way to get this spring vegetable favorite on the table at dinner time. Seasoned simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted to perfection.

 

How to prepare oven roasted asparagus

To prepare asparagus, first rinse them well under water. Place on a towel to dry completely, meanwhile trimming the ends of the woody stalk by snapping them. They will usually break easily and naturally where the tender stalk begins.

I like to season the asparagus directly in the baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, then tossing the asparagus to ensure they are coated evenly with the oil. A generous sprinkle of salt and pepper is next and into the hot oven they go.

 

roasted asparagus on a sheet pan with salt and pepper

 

What to serve with oven roasted asparagus

I love eating roasted asparagus alongside a fish, pork or beef meal. This Tart Cherry Ginger Teriyaki Salmon recipe from my friend Sandy recently caught my eye (she makes the BEST salmon dishes!) as well as these Grilled Pineapple Chili Pork Chops from my friend Dara.

This London Broil with Mustard, Balsamic and Garlic Marinade is a very popular recipe from my site from years ago that pairs up perfectly with this asparagus as well as this Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin.

 

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it (after you’ve tried it) and take picture and tag it #aggieskitchen on Instagram. I’d love to see it what you’re cooking!

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Simply Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Aggie Goodman

This Roasted Asparagus recipe is an easy way to get this popular spring vegetable on the table at dinner time. Seasoned simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted to perfection in the oven.


Ingredients

  • bunch of asparagus, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus, then using your hands give them a quick toss to spread the oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for about 12 minutes or until slightly browned.

More asparagus recipes for you to try:

One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Asparagus

Whole Wheat Linguine with Spring Vegetables

Spring Vegetable Pasta with Pesto

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17 comments on “Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe”

  1. Simple is best! I love it, Aggie!! Gorgeous!

  2. Tried it yesterday and my family loved it, also added some coconut oil for extra flavor and aroma, it was delicious , thanks for sharing.

  3. Definitely going to try! I think, my family would love it:)

  4. One of my favorite sides, especially in the spring! YUM!

  5. We often use as asparagus in soup only at our coffee shop. But I hope your this recipe will help us to serve it in a different way. Thanks Aggie.

  6. Yumy !!! its looks very nice and well cooked. delicous. i will sure try it.

  7. When it comes to eating roasted vegetables most of the people will show some repulsion towards it. But these roasted asparagus looks nice. What about adding some lemon juice and healthy sauces in it. Who knows may be it can become a healthy appetizer !! Thanks for sharing. BTW I also remember it as a easter lunch only . :v

  8. Hello There
    I have read about asparagus that Asparagus is the perfect superfood to eat in the spring season. I want to tell that I just loved the recipe and I m gonna try this one.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

  9. Hi Aggie,

    It looks healthy to me. If I don’t use olive oil, is it test well? I will try this soon.

  10. Very interesting,will surely try to make and eat,good job and thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

  11. Very informative post! These blogs are really helpful to improve skills and knowledge. Thanks for sharing. Keep sharing your thoughts with us.

  12. Hi Aggie,
    Eating healthy is very important these days. I love this recipe! It is very easy to prepare and tasty too. I am a fan of your blog, and what I like most are the recipes that you post almost on a daily basis. Keep it up

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your helpful information. It’s very unique post

  14. It is very helpful post. I will always follow your post. Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. I made this last night. Easy and simple, yet tasty! I like to go a little heavier on the sea salt too. 🙂

  16. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I’ll ask my wife to prepare this over the weekend.