Basic Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Basic Roasted Asparagus
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 15 mins | Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Poaching may be the tried and true method for cooking asparagus, but roasting adds a deeper flavor. Just toss the asparagus in the oven to cook alongside fish or chicken, and dinner is served.

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  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the upper third.
  2. On a baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the olive oil until evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 5 minutes, shake the pan, then roast until just tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes more.