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.

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

Ingredients

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.