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Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Updated on September 28, 2017
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Asparagus has always been my favorite vegetable. After years and years of steaming it and tossing it with hot melted butter, I decided I wanted to try making it a little differently than what my family was used to. Many times when I switch up how I prepare a vegetable the reactions I get are not always good. When I went back to get a second helping of the garlic roasted asparagus it was all gone. It was a hit and everyone asked if I could make this way all the time.

Once the snow is all gone and barbecue season is here I'll be grilling and using the following recipe by wrapping everything up in aluminum tinfoil.

When the dish comes out of the oven you may want to give it a splash of lemon juice, or add a bit of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4 depending on on how many spears you make


  • Asparagus rinsed and prepared by snapping off the ends
  • 2 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 -3 cloves of garlic minced
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. To the bottom of an oven safe dish add the asparagus spears
  3. Add the extra virgin olive oil making sure to coat the asparagus
  4. Evenly sprinkle the spears with the minced garlic
  5. Add fresh ground pepper and pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are fork tender
  6. Serve and ENJOY!
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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lisa, I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do.

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      LisaDH 3 years ago

      Ooh, I love garlic and asparagus, so this looks like a perfect recipe for my family!

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      Genesis Davies 3 years ago from Guatemala

      Great idea! I love asparagus, too, but usually just steam or boil it with salt and lemon.

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      This is my favorite way to make asparagus too. I toss it with olive oil and garlic and put in on the grill - so easy and so delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @paulahite: Thank you for letting me know Paula!

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      Paula Hite 4 years ago from Virginia

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @tlpoague: Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Thanks and I hope you enjoy the garlic roasted asparagus.

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      tlpoague 4 years ago

      This looks like something I would love. I will be sure to try out your recipe. Thanks!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 4 years ago

      I just bought three pounds. Guess what I am making for dinner tonight? Great idea.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @esmonaco: Thank you, I'll have to try it under the broiler this way next time I make it.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!! looks delicious, I like to put asparagus under the broiler for about 8 minutes Thanks for sharing you recipe :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So simple yet so tasty! This is my hubby's favorite way to eat asparagus.

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      RealHousewife 4 years ago

      That is the only way Dave will eat Asparagus is roasted in the oven and it's so awesome fixed like that!