Roasted Asparagus 3 Ways

Our elegant roasted asparagus recipe can be ready in only 15 minutes. Delicious on their own, wrap the spears in prosciutto, crumble in some goat cheese or add toasted nuts for a little variation.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

1
bunch asparagus (about 1 lb)
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
teaspoons coarse Kosher salt
1
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.

Expert Tips

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.

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.