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Oven roasted asparagus

Beautiful and simple spring side dish of asparagus roasted in the oven.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, oven roasted
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Buss

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus or as many as can fit on a sheet pan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  2. Wash asparagus and pat dry.
  3. Snap off about 1-2 inches of the woody bottom. Just snap it where it naturally breaks.

  4. Place on a baking sheet of any kind in a single layer.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with sea salt. 

  6. Roast in oven for 10-15 minutes until asparagus is crisp tender and tops are beginning to get crisp.
  7. Serve hot as is, or top with optional lemon cream sauce, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and butter, or slivered almonds.