We love nothing more than an easy side dish and it is simple to learn how to cook asparagus in the oven. Roasted asparagus is so tender and loaded with flavor for a really delicious side dish in minutes.
how to cook asparagus in the oven
Once you learn how to cook asparagus in the oven, you are going to want to make this all the time. Asparagus is a family favorite, especially when it is on sale and we can snag it for a good price.
This roasted asparagus recipe is one of our favorite ways to cook asparagus. Today, I wanted to show you how to cook asparagus in the oven.
Just because you are using your oven, doesn’t mean you are going to take a long time. This easy side dish is ready in 10 minutes!
It really is so quick and easy and your family can enjoy a great side dish. Even during busy weeknights this side dish can easily be put together.
You will love how quick it is! A healthy and delicious side dish in 10 minutes? Yes please!
Cooking Asparagus in the oven is delicious!
As long as you do not not overcook asparagus, you can have a delicious side dish with hardly any work! I like to top it with some fresh cherry tomatoes to make this side dish even more delicious.
If you are afraid of asparagus, then today is the day to try it. It is so delicious and as long as you keep it slightly crisp, even the kids will love it.
I have had the pickiest eaters (adults included) admit that they love roasted asparagus. My favorite part is that you can have a healthy and delicious side dish cooked in 10 minutes!
Everyone will love this! Give it a try and let us know what you think. The flavor is amazing and so delicious.
- 1 pound of fresh asparagus
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt (Minced garlic and garlic powder also work.)
- cherry tomatoes (optional but so delicious)
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy side dish. It is super easy but so flavorful.
How to Cook Asparagus in the oven:
First, preheat the oven.
how to trim asparagus
Next, line a cookie sheet with foil.
Lay asparagus on the cookies sheet in an even layer to roast the asparagus.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil and seasoning.
Season liberally with garlic salt.
Slice tomatoes in half and top the asparagus. Salt and pepper to taste. Sea Salt also is a great option.
Sometimes we also add Parmesan cheese. It is a super easy recipe to adapt to what you have.
How can you tell if asparagus is cooked?
Cook for 10 minutes until asparagus darkens slightly and is tender. Do NOT overcook. Your asparagus should still be crisp. It will continue cook as it sits.
This is the key! You don’t want soggy and limp asparagus.
It only takes a few minutes to cook and you want it still crispy. The kids actually will eat it if it is crispy. They might just surprise you!
Money Saving Tip for roasted asparagus parmesan:
Asparagus can be expensive if you are not shopping smart. Only make asparagus when it is on sale and in season. Normally you will get the best prices from August to November.
Make sure you download our What in Season? Printable – Free Calendar of Fruits and Vegetables in Season, so you will know when produce is in season and at its lowest price.
We love to save money and easy recipes like this really help to keep our grocery budget reasonable and our families happy. It is possible to save time and money while serving your family great meals.
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!
It is possible to feed your family healthy and delicious meals while also saving money. You will love this easy side dish and if you grab it on sale, it is very frugal.
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There are so many great meals that are quick and easy and go with this baked asparagus.
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Print this Roasted Asparagus Recipe:
How to cook asparagus in the oven. Try this delicious Roasted Asparagus Recipe today. Cooking asparagus in the oven is quick and easy to do.
- 1 pound fresh asparagus
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt
- cherry tomatoes (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Trim the edges of the asparagus off. You want to get all the rough ends cut off.
Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Lay asparagus on the cookies sheet in an even layer.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Season liberally with garlic salt.
Slice tomatoes in half and top the asparagus.
Cook for 10 minutes until asparagus darkens slightly and is tender. Do NOT overcook. Your asparagus should still be crisp.
This roasted asparagus recipe is one of our favorite ways to cook asparagus. You must it try it!
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