Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 4     adjust servings

This Oven-Roasted Asparagus makes a quick and easy side dish for any meal. We especially enjoy this recipe in the Spring when asparagus is abundant. You'll be amazed at how a few simple ingredients turn asparagus into an addictively-delicious vegetable dish everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Remove woody ends by grabbing a stalk of asparagus at either end and bend until it snaps. It will naturally snap where it starts to get tough. Repeat with all spears.
  3. Place asparagus spears on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Give the asparagus a quick mix with your hand and arrange in a single layer.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until just tender, 10 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the stalk.
  5. If desired, sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

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Recipe Notes

Lemon juice helps brighten the flavor.

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