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Roasted Asparagus | COOKTORIA

This Roasted Asparagus is cooked until tender and seasoned to perfection. This simple and easy recipe only uses a handful of ingredients to make a delicious side dish.

Roasted Asparagus on a baking tray

If you love a flavorful, healthy side dish, then this Roasted Asparagus is for you. Tossed in oil and seasoned with spices, this dish is so easy to make and tastes great. The spears of asparagus are tender from the roasting and you can either enjoy them like that or cook them in the air fryer for a crunchy exterior.

These asparagus are easy to make ahead to save time. You can prep them days in advance and store them in the refrigerator or even freeze them for a future meal. This vegetable is also versatile, so you can enjoy it with all your main course favorites. Let’s look at what you’ll need to make this delicious Roasted Asparagus.

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Main Ingredients

  • Asparagus.
  • Olive oil. Or any other type of oil that you prefer.
  • Seasonings. Paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

How to Make Roasted Asparagus

1. Preheat the oven or air fryer to 400°F. Break or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus.

cutting off the stems from asparagus

2. Put the asparagus on a baking tray and then add the garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Toss everything together until the asparagus is coated with the oil and seasonings.

seasoning the asparagus

3. Bake thick asparagus spears for 12-14 minutes and thin asparagus for 8-10 minutes, or until a pairing knife or fork inserted at the base of the largest spear meets little resistance.

Roasted Asparagus coming out of the oven
Roasted Asparagus on a tray

Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • Choose quality asparagus. Pick out asparagus that is firm, plump, and bright. The tips should be tightly closed. Store them upright in water until you’re ready to use them.
  • Chop off the woody ends. The bottoms of the asparagus spears are tough and fibrous, so it’s best to either cut them off with a knife or break them off with your hands for a better-tasting dish.
  • Use an air fryer. Air fryers quickly circulate hot air, so cooking your seasoned asparagus in one will cause the insides to get nice and tender while the outside has an outer crispness.
  • Cook thicker asparagus longer. Cook the spears based on their thickness to avoid burning or undercooking them. Thick spears should cook for about 12-14 minutes, while thinner ones should be done after 8-10 minutes.

Variations to this Recipe

  • Add breading to them. Dip the spears in an egg and then Panko breadcrumbs before roasting them. This will give them a tasty crunch when baked or air fried.
  • Substitute different seasonings. Toss these spears in chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Berbere, or cayenne pepper. Or use herbs, such as tarragon, chives, and dill.
  • Air fry them. Make this Roasted Asparagus in an air fryer. Just set it to 400°F for the same amount of time. They’ll come out with an extra crunch.
  • Add lots of extra flavors. Make this even more delicious with the addition of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, or lemon juice.

How to Store and Reheat it

Store this Roasted Asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them once they are cool. Place them in a freezer ziplock bag after flash-freezing them on a sheet pan for 1-2 hours. They can stay fresh for up to 6 months. Just thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the air fryer or oven until warmed through.

What to Serve this Roasted Asparagus with

Roasted Asparagus on a plate

I hope you love this Roasted Asparagus side dish as much as we do. It’s simple, healthy, and utterly delicious. Serve it with your favorite main dishes and enjoy!

More tasty veggie side dishes:

Roasted Asparagus

Tania Sheff

This Roasted Asparagus is cooked until tender and seasoned to perfection. This simple and easy recipe only uses a handful of ingredients to make a delicious side dish.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 2 servings

Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 lb. asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • tsp. pepper or to taste

Notes

Variations to this Recipe

  • Add breading to them. Dip the spears in an egg and then Panko breadcrumbs before roasting them. This will give them a tasty crunch when baked or air fried.
  • Substitute different seasonings. Toss these spears in chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Berbere, or cayenne pepper. Or use herbs, such as tarragon, chives, and dill.
  • Air fry them. Make this Roasted Asparagus in an air fryer. Just set it to 400°F for the same amount of time. They’ll come out with an extra crunch.
  • Add lots of extra flavors. Make this even more delicious with the addition of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, or lemon juice.

How to Store and Reheat it

Store this Roasted Asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them once they are cool. Place them in a freezer ziplock bag after flash-freezing them on a sheet pan for 1-2 hours. They can stay fresh for up to 6 months. Just thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the air fryer or oven until warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 245mgPotassium: 505mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2323IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 5mg

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