Simple Baked Asparagus


5 minutes


10 minutes

This Simple Baked Asparagus makes a wonderful side dish for absolutely any meal. With a few seasonings added, these tender asparagus spears will work well with a variety of dishes.


1 lb. asparagus spears 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. sea salt or to taste ⅛ tsp. pepper or to taste

Step 1

Preheat the oven, or air fryer, to 400°F. Break or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus spears.

Step 2

Place the asparagus on a baking tray and add the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss until they are coated with the oil and seasoning.

Step 3

Bake for 12-14 minutes for thick asparagus spears and 8-10 minutes for thin asparagus, or until a pairing knife (or a fork) inserted at the base of the largest spear meets little resistance.


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