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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus never tasted so good! Simply seasoned with butter and green onions, they taste fresh and keep their bright green color, too. They're so good, you might want to make extra. This is how to cook asparagus in the oven. —Jody Fisher, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 to 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place asparagus in a 15x10x1-in. pan. Toss with melted butter and green onions; spread evenly. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Roast until crisp-tender, 10-15 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Thinly sliced green onions are an economical substitute for fresh chives from the herb section.
  • For the ultimate flavor, use fresh produce when it’s in season. In spring, that means asparagus, peas, artichokes and fennel. In summer, eggplant, arugula, summer squash and tomatoes shine. Fall’s finest? Butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and carrots, to name a few.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 87 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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