Roasted Asparagus

One of my favorite vegetables is asparagus. Sadly I only realized how awesome it was about seven years ago. Just think. I could have been loving asparagus for 21 years before that if I had just given it a shot. This should be a lesson for all you picky eaters out there.  There are a lot of awesome foods you just gotta give them a try!

Ok so back to asparagus. When it is in season I eat it all the time. Sometimes I feel bad because I will keep buying it and then suddenly it will hit me that this is the only vegetable I have made for weeks. Luckily Mr.NN loves asparagus too so he doesn’t mind :) My favorite way to eat this delectable vegetable is roasted with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. It’s awesome. The tops get a little crunch to their ends, you pick up delicious roasted flavor and do not get sad little limp stalks like you can get if you steam (well that is generally from over steaming which I’m guilty of doing…) If you have not roasted asparagus before I strongly suggest you try it immediately…yum! Enjoy!!!

I’m submitting this recipe in Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Side Dish Showdown

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Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients:

1 bundle of asparagus
Olive Oil
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked pepper
Garlic
Olive Oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Trim asparagus ends, lay flat on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper.Roll stalks on sheet to evenly cover with seasoning and oil.

Add to oven and depending on the thickness of your asparagus stalks it should be done anywhere between 7 and 12 minutes.

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21 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus”

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    Sue — April 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Roasted asparagus is the way to go! It’s so simple yet so delicious!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — April 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    This is my favorite way to cook asparagus, too! My husband refuses to eat it, but that’s okay – leaves me for me.

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    Jen — April 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m with you. Roasted asparagus is so good!

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    jenn (Bread + Butter) — April 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Mmm…simply prepared, yet so delicious. I feel like have a little baked salmon with these.

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    Mimi — April 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Better late than never.
    Mimi

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    doggybloggy — April 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I want some of this so bad right now -

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    grace — April 6, 2010 at 5:26 am

    i try asparagus at least once a year and it has yet to please me. roasted, steamed, smothered with cheese sauce (that was tolerable)–it’s just not the veggie for me. more for you, though! :)

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    Kim — April 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

    YUM YUM I’m making this for supper tonight!!

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    5 Star Foodie — April 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I love roasted asparagus, yum!

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    Kim Kwasnik — April 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    YUMM. I am having this for supper tonight!!

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    Reeni — April 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I just started really liking it a month ago when my Mom insisted I take a bite of hers! I haven’t tried it roasted yet. You should send this to the Showdown!

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    Faith — April 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I agree, roasting asparagus is hands-down the best way to cook it! The crunchy tops are my favorite part. :)

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    Kathleen — April 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Roasting asparagus elevates it to a whole new level of deliciousness!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    You can’t beat roasted veggies, and asparagus is at the top of my list. Lovely!

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    kitchen koala — April 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Mmmm…
    Don’t know why I never think to roast asparagus. Thanks for the recipe and for reminding me of just how good they are when roasted :)

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    Debbie — April 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    The best way to have asparagus…just delicious!

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    Daphne — April 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I love roasted asparagus! It is such a simple vegetable to cook. I actually posted a simple asparagus recipe also on the Showdown.

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    Ana Powell — May 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Awesome side dish.
    Great combination of flavours x

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    Joanne — May 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    This is my absolute favorite way to enjoy asparagus. It really brings out the sweetness!

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