The perfect Roasted Asparagus is easy to make with only four basic ingredients. Make for a weeknight dinner or serve as a holiday side dish!
I never realized how much I love asparagus until I was an adult. It is super easy to prepare and goes well with so many main dishes.
Wash and trim two pounds of asparagus and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil, stir to coat, and spread out in a single layer.
Sprinkle the asparagus with sea salt and black pepper. See below for more seasonings and flavor ideas.
Bake the asparagus in the oven for 10 minutes, remove it from the oven, and stir to flip the pieces over.
Remove the roasted asparagus from the oven after an additional 5-15 minutes, depending on how thick your pieces of asparagus are and how well you want it cooked. The asparagus in this blog post was roasted for 30 minutes.
What seasonings can I add to my roasted asparagus?
- Parmesan Roasted Asparagus: Sprinkle 1/2 cup of grated parmesan over the asparagus after stirring halfway through cooking. Return to the oven to finish baking.
- Lemon Pepper Asparagus: Slice one lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon over the asparagus on the baking sheet. Cut the second half into slices and add to the baking sheet. Sprinkle the asparagus with additional black pepper. Cook as directed.
- Garlic and Herb Asparagus: Add 2-3 cloves of minced garlic to the asparagus on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp parsley, 1/4 tsp oregano, and 1/4 tsp basil. Cook as directed.
- Ranch Seasoned Roasted Asparagus: Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of powdered ranch dressing mix over the asparagus on the baking sheet. Cook as directed.
What should I serve with roasted asparagus?
Roasted asparagus goes well with baked, fried, or grilled meat. It is often served alongside ham for Easter but it is easy enough to make for any weeknight meal. Here are a few recipes to try:
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