Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have used this recipe on countless occasions and always get a rave review on this simple way to prepare asparagus. I have also used this vegetable side to film my food TV star pilot, which you can watch at: 87?ref=ts&v=wall The asparagus has both a soft, yet crisp texture and is versatile to accompany any main dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven for @ 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and cut off the thick ends (about 1 inch) of the asparagus and place in a deep baking dish (glass or porcelain preferred). With a pastry brush, brush on the crushed garlic in both vertical and horizontal directions to coat the vegetable. Drizzle the olive oil (add more if desired) in a horizontal direction from left to right. Finish off the asparagus by lightly dusting the top with the sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Bake in the oven uncovered for @ 15-20 minutes. When the asparagus looks tender, change the oven temperature setting to broil for @ 5 minutes to deepen and crisp the tips of the vegetable.
  3. Serve immediately!
Most Helpful

5 5

Awesome! I'm putting this easy recipe into my best of the best file. Great flavor and consistency. I love the crispiness, yet still tender inside. Yum!

5 5

This was delicious! I didn't have sea salt so just used regular. We loved the texture of the asparagus when you bake it. Yum! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

5 5

This is a 10 STAR recipe! Lots of flavor and textures. Easy to prepare. Went great with a broiled flank steak. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.