This roasted asparagus recipe is quick, easy, and the perfect side dish to accompany any meal. We’re sharing our tips for the best roasted asparagus plus a mouth-watering southwestern cream sauce recipe to serve with it.
It’s always nice to have easy side dishes that go with lots of different main dishes and this roasted asparagus is one of our favorites. Both the asparagus and the creamy southwestern sauce are ready in about 15 minutes.
How toPrep Asparagus
Asparagus is a delicious and healthy side dish and it’s important to prep the asparagus first so you get tender-crisp asparagus once it’s cooked. This is how you prep your asparagus for roasting.
First, trim the bottom to remove the woody ends and peel any tough skin from the stalk You want to remove the woody and tough parts otherwise your asparagus will be stringy and tough once it’s cooked. Use a knife to trim the ends and a vegetable peeler and remove the tough outer skin of each asparagus stalk. You want to still leave about the top 2 inches untouched.
How to Roast Asparagus
Step 1: Prepare the Oven
Recipe Tips and Suggestions
- For extra flavor, sprinkle the stalks with garlic salt before you roast them to add a more garlicy taste.
- You can make the southwestern cream sauce ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. This will further develop the flavors.
- The cream sauce is also delicious on other roasted vegetables like potatoes, butternut squash, brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
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