Roasted Asparagus

For some reason I’m craving asparagus lately.  I’ve eaten it 3 times since Sunday.  Yes, 3 times.
Maybe it’s my longing for spring.
A few years ago I discovered a no-mush, no-fail way to cook asparagus.
I used to boil mine because it was what I thought you did.  But now I bake it.
And as an added bonus, by baking them, they don’t end up looking grey on your plate.
Delish beyond belief!


Roasted Asparagus
  • Line up asparagus on a cookie sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, then generously salt & pepper them.
  • Bake in a preheated 500 degree oven.  Yes you read that right!   500 degrees.  (watch them closely)
  • Bake for 5-10 minutes.

I love this veggie.  Unfortunately, I am the only one in my little family of 5.
All the more for me!



Look how pretty and bright green they are!





  1. Hmm…Sounds delicious…I see them in the grocery store and dont know how to prepare them but this sounds like a really yummy way to do it…My parents put them on the grill.

  2. YUM!! I love them too – sometimes I toss fresh chopped ones into a salad.

  3. Sounds like a delish way to make them. I’ll have to try it. I always make mine in an asparagus steamer, which boils the bottom and steams the tops.

  4. I have only been married and cooking for myself for a very short while. I bought some asparagus the other day having no idea how to fix it. I just happened across your blog yesterday, and this was the top post! I tried this, and I loved it! I also enjoyed looking through your blog. I used your crunchy chicken recipe last night as well!
    Best wishes, Katie.

  5. My favorite!!!
    I bake mine as well, but sprinkle a little
    Parmessan Cheese on them too…

  6. Hi, it’s asparagus season over here in Sydney and I am just pulling together a post on asparagus recipes for my little blog and was going to put in a link to this one, if ok with you? Such a simple but delicious recipe, love it.


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