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Roasted asparagus on white rectangle dish with a fork next to it

Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Gitta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven Roast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Oven-roasted asparagus is a quick and easy side dish perfect for lunch or dinner.


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Ingredients

  • 2.25 pounds asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground  black pepper

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  2. Place asparagus in a colander and wash them under cold running water.
  3. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  4. Snap the stems off the asparagus.  The asparagus will easily break when you bend it.
  5. Place the asparagus on a sheet pan that has been sprayed with pan release spray, lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  6. Drizzle oil on the asparagus. 
  7.  Add the salt and pepper.
  8. Toss the asparagus to distribute oil and seasoning. 
  9. Shake the pan side to side to distribute the asparagus.
  10. Place the pan in the oven and roast asparagus for 10-15 minutes until just tender.  
  11. Remove the pan from the oven and serve.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

1. Be sure not to overcook the asparagus because this will make it mushy.

2.  Halfway through cooking, taste a spear to see if it is done.  If not, cook for a few minutes longer.

Keywords: roasted asparagus, asparagus, side, vegetable, roasted vegetable