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Roasted Asparagus

You only need 3 ingredients to make this tender and earthy asparagus dish. The perfect side to a variety of meals.
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Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

Plate of tender asparagus.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 3 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

3 pounds fresh asparagus spears
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 dash each of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Wash asparagus spears and trim off tough ends. Leave whole or cut into shorter lengths.
  5. In a large bowl, toss spears with the oil, salt and pepper.
  6. Place spears in a single layer on a large baking sheet. 
  7. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until the asparagus pieces are lightly browned.  Thick spears will take a longer baking time.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try adding more seasonings such as lemon zest or garlic powder.

Comments

Delicious and simple. Roasting a great way to make a lot at once. Steaming or blanching can make asparagus limp and is easy to overcook. This kept them crisp. I enjoyed them both hot and cold. Leftovers can be added to salad. 

This is such a tasty way to enjoy asparagus...and to celebrate spring!

This is such a yummy way to eat asparagus, my favorite. And kids love asparagus roasted!

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