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Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Looking for a new way to jazz up your side veggies? This Balsamic Roasted Asparagus recipe is easy and only takes a couple minutes to prep. You'll love the flavor!

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

This asparagus side dish makes the perfect complement to any Sunday dinner or holiday meal, since it's pretty enough for company (but easy enough to make on a regular weeknight).

Why roast asparagus?

It is so easy to overcook asparagus, making it limp and bitter-tasting. Instead, roast it quickly with olive oil at a high temperature. You'll get a better texture!

We roast vegetables often. They're a favorite way to prepare because it's quick and easy, and everyone loves the flavor. Give these roasted vegetable recipes a try:

If you've never liked asparagus…

I encourage you to try this recipe for roasted asparagus with balsamic vinegar. Just like with Brussels sprouts, the way you cook asparagus can cause it to turn bitter. And don't mention the limp, gross texture when it is overcooked!

Roasting is the way to go! And for good measure, serve your asparagus with feta cheese. The tang of the cheese and the balsamic vinegar are a great contrast to the earthy flavor of asparagus.

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

If you like the flavor of balsamic vinegar, you'll love to make your own Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. I use that same dressing to make my family's favorite fish dinner: Balsamic Salmon.

Printable Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus has a crisp texture and layers of flavor. It's an easy side dish for your holiday table!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Lay asparagus in single layer on cookie sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic, vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle over asparagus, and roll asparagus in liquid to coat.
  • Season asparagus with pepper and salt.
  • Roast for 10-13 minutes or just until tender.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta cheese.
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