Asparagus should be every busy cook’s vegetable BFF. Seriously. It should be part of your regular vegetable rotation based simply on the fact that it’s delicious, good for you and you can roast it up in minutes! We’ll have none of that slippery, slimy, mushy stuff from the can. (Who’s buying that stuff? Stop them, now!) Grab a sheet tray. Trim your spears. A drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, a toss with minced garlic and a spell in a hot-hot oven and 12-15 minutes later, you have a perfectly roasted, nicely seasoned vegetable side dish! It doesn’t get any tastier (or faster) than that!
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Adjust your cooking time based on the size of your asparagus spears. Thinner spears will cook faster. You’ll need more time for thicker asparagus.
Garlic-Roasted Asparagus is a simple side dish you can make in minutes!
- 1 pound thin asparagus, ends trimmed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place asparagus and garlic on sheet tray lined with parchment or foil. Sprinkle with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until evenly coated.
- Place in oven and roast until fork-tender, about 10 minutes (12-15 minutes for thicker asparagus spears).