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

Roasted Asparagus

  • Line up the 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.

Roasted Asparagus

Superb!

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply Camilla March 8, 2011 at 6:55 PM 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.
  • Reply PaisleyJade March 9, 2011 at 12:11 AM YUM!! I love them too - sometimes I toss fresh chopped ones into a salad.
  • Reply Katie March 9, 2011 at 4:33 AM 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.

    http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Asparagus-Vegetables-Steamer/dp/tech-data/B0000DE7UH
  • Reply Katie March 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM 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.
    http://www.thecolorhappy.blogspot.com/
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  • Reply Sheryn February 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM My favorite!!! I bake mine as well, but sprinkle a little Parmessan Cheese on them too... Yummers....
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  • Reply Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers October 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM 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.
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife October 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM Hi Vicki! That would be great! Thank you so much! Btw, it's amazing to know that you are starting asparagus season over there! We're preparing for winter and snow over here! :)
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