Roasting asparagus is a simple and delicious side dish or appetizer for any occasion. You can dress it up with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting, but you don't have to do anything else if you're short on time!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: asparagus, roasted asparagus
large, rimmed baking sheet
1poundasparagus peeled, and trimmed
2tablespoonsolive oil or melted butter
¼teaspoonblack or cayenne pepper
¼teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place trimmed asparagus on it in one layer, not touching each other.
Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika or cayenne pepper (optional).
Roast for 10-15 minutes until tender but still crisp. It will have a brighter green coloring. Serve immediately with lemon wedges if desired.
Nutritional facts may vary and are meant to be a guide.