Cooking asparagus in the oven is our favorite. Roasted asparagus is incredibly quick and easy to make and is much more flavorful than if it's steamed. You can switch up the seasonings (we have lots of ideas in the recipe!) so you'll be able to make this no matter what is in your pantry.
¼teaspooneach: sea salt and pepper
¼cupparmesan cheese + lemon slices + a pinch of red pepper flakes
1finely minced garlic clove + a pinch of oregano
¼teaspooneach: garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne
A teaspoon of butter + a handful of sliced almonds, add in the last 5 minutes of cooking
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Snap the ends off of the asparagus then lay them on a baking sheet. Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper over the top. Add any of the optional seasonings. Toss the asparagus so that they are covered in the oil.
1 lb asparagus, 1 teaspoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon each: sea salt and pepper
Roast the asparagus in the oven for 9-15 minutes (see notes) or until they are tender. Serve right away.
How long to roast the asparagus will depend on the thickness of the spears and your personal preference: