Young roasted asparagus

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Our favorite method of making perfectly roasted asparagus. Simple, fast and delicious! Jump to the tender recipe for roasted asparagus Or read on for our tips on how to do it.

Tender Roasted Asparagus Recipe

How to Roast Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of our favorite dishes. It is ridiculously fast and easy to do. We love that it is served alone, added to tortillas, and even served on top of crostini for a simple appetizer (or lunch). Grilling your own bunch of asparagus is easy and can be done in three steps.

  1. Rinse, pat dry, and trim the ends of each stem. Peel off the thicker stems as needed (see below).
  2. Mix with olive oil, salt and pepper. Or add your favorite seasonings. We often add a little fresh lemon zest and garlic. Here's our garlic roasted asparagus for you to look at.
  3. Bake in a 400 degree oven until the tips are lightly browned and the stems are tender.

How to Roast Asparagus

Depending on how thick the asparagus is, it will take 15 to 25 minutes to bake. We try to buy thin-stemmed asparagus when we can find them. If you can only find thick asparagus with woody stems, we recommend that you use a vegetable peeler to peel off the thick outer shell of the stems.

Peeling asparagus

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Updated recipe, originally published in May 2010. Since I published this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to make it clearer. – Adam and Joanne

Young roasted asparagus

  • PREP 10mins
  • COOK 20 minutes
  • TOTAL 30 minutes

Our easy method for perfectly roasted asparagus. Depending on how thick the asparagus is, it will take 15 to 25 minutes to bake. We try to buy thin-stemmed asparagus when we can find them. If you can only find thick asparagus with woody stems, we recommend that you use a vegetable peeler to peel off the thick outer shell of the stems.

Makes about 4 servings.

Will need

1 pound fresh asparagus

2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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    Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

    Rinse the asparagus and pat dry. Trim about 1/2-inch from the ends of the stem. Place the trimmed asparagus on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil, and then lightly season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread on a single layer.

    Bake until tips begin to brown and stems are tender, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness of your asparagus.

Adam and Joanne's advice

  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving: 1/4 Serving Size of Recipe / Calories 43 / Total Fat 2.5g / Saturated Fat 0.4g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 147.6mg / Carbohydrate 4.4g / Dietary Fiber 2.4g / Total Sugar 2.1g / Protein 2.5g

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