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.