Nothing hits the spot quite like a bunch of perfectly roasted asparagus. We love adding some extra veggie power to any meal with our tried-and-true recipe. We'll walk you through the simple yet delicious instructions, some cool variations, then discuss some classic food pairings for this woodsy veg. This recipe is sure to become a household favorite.
Now that all the ingredients and kitchen items have been collected, it's time to dive right into our roasted asparagus recipe!
Preheat oven to 400-425 degrees, dependent on your oven. While it's warming, line baking sheet with either aluminum foil or parchment paper. Rinse the asparagus with vegetable wash, then pat dry with paper towel. Using knife, cut off the ends (not the spear tip), about an inch on each spear.
Place prepped asparagus onto lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Lay evenly on the baking sheet so the vegetable cooks evenly.
Roast for about fifteen minutes, flipping halfway through. Once completed, let cool for a couple minutes before enjoying.
Now that you know the base recipe for heavenly roasted spears, it's time to elevate this dish even further. There are so many twists and turns you can make with this fare, so we have broken down our favorites for you.
There are lots of foods that would work well with asparagus, but we have focused on just a few of the best options.
Overall, we love our simple method of preparing divine roasted asparagus, plus some great ways to change up the base recipe to your tastes. We hope you've enjoyed our asparagus guide, complete with tips for picking appropriate food pairings for the ultimate dinner party.