Roasted Asparagus 3 Ways

Roasted Asparagus 3 Ways

Blogger Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets shares a favorite recipe. A simple yet elegant roasted asparagus recipe, with two deliciously easy variations. Roasted asparagus is the no-fail accompaniment to practically any main course, this deceivingly simple dish will make you look like a culinary genius.

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bunch asparagus (about 1 lb)
tablespoon olive oil
teaspoons coarse Kosher salt
teaspoon, freshly ground black pepper
Lemon slices, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Snap off hard ends of asparagus. Toss with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.
  3. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until crisp-soft.
  4. Garnish with lemon. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Glazed with Brown Butter and Balsamic:
Follow the steps for Simply Roasted asparagus above. While asparagus is roasting, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Serve immediately.
Prosciutto Wrapped:
Follow the steps for Simply Roasted asparagus above. While asparagus is roasting, cut 3 oz of prosciutto in half lengthwise. After removing spears from the oven, let cool slightly before wrapping each one with a strip of prosciutto. Serve at room temperature.
Experiment with garnishes for Simply Roasted asparagus. Try fresh herbs, toasted nuts, or caramelized shallots.
Tuck a few crumbles of goat cheese or other soft cheese inside prosciutto-wrapped spears for an extra-rich appetizer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.