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A plate topped with roasted asparagus and lemon wedges.
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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus is an easy side dish recipe that pairs well with lemon wedges, Parmesan, garlic, sliced almonds, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. asparagus, equal to 1 bunch
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt/Pepper

For Serving (Optional)

  • Lemon Wedges
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Rinse the asparagus and pat completely dry.
  • Line up the asparagus and trim an inch off the bottom to remove the tough/thick part.
  • Place on a baking sheet (preferably dark), and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Arrange in a single layer and leave space around each so that they can roast and not steam.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. (Closer to 10 for a dark baking sheet or 15 for a light one.) Thicker asparagus will take a little longer as well. You want the outside to roast but the asparagus to remain firm without becoming too flimsy.
  • Remove and season with salt and pepper. (Lemon pepper seasoning is also a great choice!) Serve with lemon wedges and/or Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

  • Roughly chopped bacon, lemon wedges, sliced almonds, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan make great additions as well.
  • To add garlic, use smashed whole garlic cloves as opposed to minced garlic to ensure it doesn't burn.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 857IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg