This recipe is super easy and so simple. It is my favorite way to prepare asparagus and not sure if I would ever steam again. It’s easy to prepare for a large crowd or small. You could also experiment with different spices to match whatever dish you are preparing it with, I’d love to hear what spices you try.
Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||8 minutes|
|Total time||13 minutes|
|Meal type||Side Dish|
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
The secret here is for the oven to be really hot so the asparagus can begin to brown on the outside without to over cooked on the inside and becoming flimsy, you want it to still have a bite to it.
|Preheat oven to 425 degrees.|
|Wash the asparagus thoroughly then stack a bunch together and cut off the tough/thick bottom an inch or so. Or where they break easily.|
|Pat dry, if there is water on them it will steam them. In a single layer spread asparagus and generously drizzle the olive oil and then with the salt and pepper.|
|Roast the asparagus for 8-10 minutes. Not flimsy, but brown with a bit of a crunch to it.|
On the pan before roasting.