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This Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus takes just a few minutes to make and tastes the way asparagus should. It's the perfect addition to any meal, and the perfect solution for anyone who has ever asked how to cook asparagus. Three ingredients and ready in five minutes? Yes, please!
Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus takes just a few minutes to make and tastes the way asparagus should. It’s the perfect addition to any meal, and the perfect solution for anyone who has ever asked how to cook asparagus. Three ingredients and ready in five minutes? Yes, please!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 83 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • oil (I sometimes use olive oil, but see my note of caution above about the smoke point. You might want to use avocado, canola, or something with a higher smoke point)
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your broiler (or if you've already been using your oven, preheat it to at least 425 degrees F - or go with 400 if you're worried about smoke).

  2. Snap the tough ends off the asparagus by bending the bottom end of the stalks. They will snap at the point where the tough part ends and the tender part starts. If you have any really thick stalks, slice them in half lengthwise so they cook faster.
  3. Arrange on a cookie sheet. Don't crowd them together - they need to have room to breathe and they should all have contact with the pan.
  4. Drizzle with oil of your choice. Dust with ground pepper and kosher salt. Toss it together to make sure it's all coated with oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Roast in super hot oven for 2-5 minutes, depending on the temperature used and the thickness of the asparagus. Pull out the pan at least once in that time to roll the asparagus around in the hot oil. (If you're using olive oil, be prepared for smoke.) Roast until it can be pierced with a fork or sharp knife (personally, I like asparagus that still has some firmness to it). Enjoy! :)
Nutrition Facts
Simple Oven Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.