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Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola will definitely be a hit when you need a low-carb holiday side dish that’s festive and delicious! Use Side Dish Recipes to see more recipes like this one.

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Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

I’ve been totally crushing on Gorgonzola Cheese for about a month now. I first bought some Gorgonzola to update my photos for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola, and if you like those ingredients, you can’t go wrong with that for a Thanksgiving side dish.  And I’ve already shared 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes and The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes for people who are really trying to keep it low-carb for Thanksgiving.

So maybe I should have waited until after Thanksgiving to share this recipe for Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola. I’ve always been one of those people who groans when I start seeing Christmas stuff in the stores in early November. And Thanksgiving has always been my very favorite holiday. But this combination of roasted asparagus, red pepper strips, and crumbled Gorgonzola was so delicious, the recipe was so quick and easy, and it was so festive-looking that I couldn’t help but think that it might appeal to someone who hasn’t quite narrowed down the options for Thanksgiving yet.

And if you’re an organized Thanksgiving dinner planner who’s had the menu nailed down for weeks, please file this one away in your mind for Christmas dinner. I promise, this was delightful and it can quickly roast in the oven after you take out the meat, whether that’s turkey or roast beef. And for anyone who is just not ever going to be a Gorgonzola fan, I think crumbled Feta, or even coarsely grated Parmesan would also be delicious here!


Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

I used thicker spears of asparagus which I prefer for roasting, and after I trimmed the woody ends I cut the asparagus spears into pieces on the diagonal. Then cut out the stem and seeds of the red bell peppers and cut them into lengthwise strips that are as thick (or slightly thicker) than the pieces of asparagus. Toss asparagus pieces and pepper strips with olive oil. Spread out on a baking sheet, season with some salt and fresh-ground black pepper, and roast for 15 minutes (or until it’s done to your liking.)

Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Toss with crumbled Gorgonzola (or another cheese of your choice) and serve hot. That’s all there is to this festive side dish!

More Ideas with Asparagus for the Holidays.

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus Gratin ~ The View from Great Island
Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese ~ Foodie with Family
Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
One Pan Proscuitto Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus ~ Fifteen Spatulas

Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, thicker spears preferred
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (or other crumbled cheese of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Cover a large baking sheet with foil and then spray with oil or non-stick spray, or skip the foil and spray the baking sheet a bit more thoroughly if you prefer not to use foil.
  2. Hold a piece of asparagus at both ends and break to see where the woody part starts, then trim asparagus spears to that length. Cut asparagus in half on the diagonal, or make slightly shorter pieces if you prefer.
  3. Cut off both ends of the peppers and cut out seeds. Then make a slit in each pepper to cut it open, flatten it out, and cut into lengthwise strips the same width as the asparagus.
  4. Toss asparagus pieces and pepper strips with the olive oil. Spread out on the baking sheet and season to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  5. Roast asparagus and peppers for 15 minutes, or until it’s done to your liking. While asparagus roasts, crumble the Gorgonzola. (Keep it in the fridge until right before you crumble so it’s not too soft and sticky.) When the asparagus and red peppers are cooked to your liking, toss with the crumbled Gorgonzola and serve hot.

Notes:

This recipe created by Kalyn, with help from Jake and Kara when we were all cooking together!

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Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola is a good side dish for any type of low-carb or low-glycemic diet, including Keto and if you use a moderate amount of Gorgonzola it should work for any phase of the South Beach Diet as well.

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2 comments on “Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola”

  1. This is going to be made in our house this week! This sounds SO good !

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