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Oven Roasted Asparagus

March 8, 2012

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
Enjoy!
~Hugs~
Michelle
Here’s the handy printable – Oven Roasted Asparagus
2 Comments
  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! šŸ™‚

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

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