Learning How to Cook Asparagus the right way is a must! Oven Roasted Asparagus should be tender yet slightly crisp. However, if you over cook it, it can become stringy, tough, and just not enjoyable. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I’m going to show you how to make the perfect Roasted Asparagus!
The Perfect Oven Roasted Asparagus
Let’s face it, Roasted Asparagus is one of those recipes that, if done incorrectly, just isn’t fun to eat. Also, it’s kind of a right-of-passage for any serious home chef. That’s because Oven Roasted Asparagus is the perfect side for so many different dishes. I’m excited to share with you what I consider the best way to make perfectly tender, flavorful, and mouthwatering asparagus. It takes just minutes to make and your dinner guests will finally realize you truly are an amazing chef!
Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Lemon juice and zest
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
How To Cook Asparagus
- Preheat oven. Set oven temperature to 400 F.
- Prepare ingredients. Wash the asparagus under cold water and cut off the ends. Pat the asparagus dry with a napkin.
- Cover with oil. Place asparagus on a cooking sheet and drizzle olive oil; rub the oil over each spear making sure all of them are coated. Arrange spears in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Add lemon juice and salt. Squeeze lemon juice over the top of the asparagus and sprinkle with salt.
- Roast. Cook in the oven for roughly 10 minutes for thin asparagus and 15 to 20 minutes for thick asparagus.
- Garnish. Grate some lemon zest over the top. Add a pinch of salt and some red pepper flakes.
- Garnish with toasted almonds.
- Drizzle melted garlic butter over the top.
What Temperature Should The Oven Be?
Let’s be honest, the key to making the perfect Roasted Asparagus is oven temperature and cooking duration. So, if you just want the quick specifics, here you go: 400 F. and cook thin asparagus for 10 minutes, thick asparagus for 15 to 20 minutes.
Should Asparagus Be Peeled Before Roasting?
Nope. Not necessary. However, you’ll want to cut off the thick and rough bottoms of the asparagus before cooking them as these tend to be a little too tough and chewy to eat.
Can Cooked Asparagus Be Frozen?
Absolutely not! Roasted Asparagus, or any cooked Asparagus for that matter, doesn’t recuperate from freezing very well. In fact, it gets a little mushy. This is just one of those veggies that you should never freeze.
Roasted Asparagus Storing Suggestions
Roasted Asparagus will keep well in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to a few days.
More Vegan Sides and Appetizers
- 1 Bunch of asparagus, ends cut off
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Wash aspargus, cut off ends, pat dry with a paper towel, and place the spears in a single layer onto a rimmed baking sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and rub each spear with the oil so they are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle salt and squeeze lemon juice over the top.
- Roast for 10 minutes for thin spears and 15 for thick spears.
- Garnish with lemon zest, pinch of salt, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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