Roasted Asparagus

Total Time:
35 min
10 min
25 min

8 servings

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and, if they're thick, peel them. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for 25 minutes, until tender but still crisp.

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    So, I have to say, I made this recipe 1) Because it was SO easy, and 2) I wanted to TOTALLY impress my in-laws. They were TOTALLY impressed (AND, I just got a text from my mother-in-law telling me she was making it RIGHT NOW and couldn't wait to eat it!)... good food, good wine, and great company. Isn't that what life is all about? Who wants to spend the entire night in the kitchen when there's memories to be made?! AWESOME! I use this same technique for ALL my roasted veggies! THANKS INA!
    Without a doubt, this is my family's favorite way to prepare asparagus. The preparation is easy and the results are great. We used Ina's recipe last night, again.
    delicious-Ina, another winner. You are the best!
    Oh my goodness. I was't expecting much with only the few ingredients. But ahhh, the asparagus came out so cripsy & salty and delicious. MMM! Too bad my leftovers didn't taste as good. I wouldn't have stopped myself from eating them all!
    simple ingredients with the volume turned up! This is a favorite in our house.
    Don't cook for too long, because it often gets tough & hard to chew.
    Don't cook the full 25 minutes otherwise your asparagus become very limp
    Good, but roasted too long. 15 minutes tops.
    I went to my local farmer?s market today. I bought the first asparagus of the season. I roasted them today. They are delicious!! I used avocado oil and sea salt?.that?s it. I sampled four spears already and dinner will be in hour. The avocado oil gave it a slight buttery taste and the thicker spears were ready in 25 minutes. In addition, I forgot to peel them. They were just as tender as the smaller spears. I made myself come in my room to do this review. I wanted to save some for dinner. Ina?s recipes are simple to follow, and the results as well as the presentations are first class.
    Simple and straightforward. Pretty fool-proof, although I took mine out after 15mins and they were getting soft. I think I'll try 8-10mins next time. I'd like some crunch in the asparagus. Anyway, had these today with a beautiful Sockeye Salmon filet. (used a Giada recipe--pan-grilled in foil with lemon, EVOO, s&p, and rosemary.) Delicious!
    Simple recipe, is super easy to make and it is really delicious!!!!
    Great recipe. Paired with Baked Chicken in a Lemon Garlic mixture. I used Truffle Salt, bacon, aged Parmesan shavings, fresh ground pepper to taste. My family loved it. Thank you
    This is a very tasty recipe. It is a simple recipe and requires ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. The asparagus is crunchy and full of flavor. I wish that I had bought more asparagus! We ate the whole thing today.
    Great recipe! Thanks, Ina!
    I thought I hated asparagus. Well, until I made it this way. Now I love it! It's very very good. 
    Tasty? Yes!! Never steaming again! Husband cannot keep his hands off the aspargus when the pan is out of the oven! Going to have to double the amount we prepare, because everyone is clamor ing for it! Only changes we made was using organic grape seed oil instead of olive oil ( better taste also organic sea salt. And we baked at 350 for 20 min.
    My husband can't get enough asparagus, since I have used this recipe. Tonight I added some zucchini slices and red bell pepper slices. Delicious!
    Could not be any more simple! This was perfect. I did 20 minutes instead of 25, and this was more than enough.
    The asparagus taste great, and very easy to prepare, but as "sbbutler5_5518547" said, 25 minutes at 400F is too long. After 13 minutes I found they were starting to get mushy. Next time I will do 10, possibly 12, minutes.
    Be careful, this time is too long. Asparagus was mushy after 20 minutes. Check it after 10 min. as other chefs recommend.
    Simple and so good!
    So easy and yummy. Great way to enjoy asparagus without the need for hollandaise sauce. I lowered the temp to 375 and only cooked for 20 minutes. Depending on how thick your spears are, you need to adjust the time. Mine were medium and this was perfect. Unless you have the really fat ones, I recommend you set the timer for 18 minutes to start. You don't want your tips burning. Also, I like a little crunch to mine. For a little different flavor, I sprinkled with dried tarragon.
    My new favorite way to cook asparagus. This is so easy and so good. I cooked mine for about 18 minutes as they were a bit thin and they turned out perfect. I used to grill the asparagus but this is easier. Thanks Ina!
    Ina's recipe for roasted asparagus is delicious. I've been doing it this way for several years, although I use Ina's recipe from some years ago which says set oven at 425 degrees and roast for 15 to 20 minutes. I too used to think the little pencil asparagus were the best, but not so. The skinny little guys ARE NOT GOOD FOR ROASTING! They get mushy very quickly. For mball572 who gave this recipe only one star because the "timing was way off": You spoke of grilling, but this recipe is for ROASTED asparagus, not GRILLED asparagus. There IS a difference.
    Yum! omg! i used cracked chipotle pepper and hawaiian black not even an asparagus eater but i loved this.
    Timing is way way off! I usually grill it for 4 minutes and it is just right. Cooked this for 10 minutes and it was mushy.
    Simple, tasty, fast. That's my favorite kind of recipe. I'm glad I read the previous reviews and cut my cooking time. I had thick asparagus (thicker than a pencil and cooked them about 14 minutes. They came out fine. Reheating leftovers the next day did turn them a bit mushy.
    Great recipe if you only cook for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Otherwise you will have burnt and mushy asparagus. How bad can that be? Quite bad!
    Wonderful recipe!! I made it tonight with Ina's Herb-roasted fish in parchment pouches recipe. Both dishes are cooked at 400 degrees, so it's easy for those of us that only have one oven. This was by far the best taste of asparagus that I have ever enjoyed. (P.S. the fish in pouches was GREAT also.
    Delicious! I agree about the time though. I did 15 at 425 [was baking something else at the same time] and they were pretty soft. Next time I will do 10 at 400. Otherwise, it's hard to believe something so simple could taste so good. Thanks Ina!
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