Roasted Asparagus with Garlic is the perfect way to cook my favorite spring vegetable and roasting the garlic gives it amazing flavor! When big fat spears of asparagus appear in the spring, it’s time to try roasting them with garlic. 

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If you’ve had roasted garlic, you can understand the appeal of this Roasted Asparagus with Garlic. There’s something special about the flavor of garlic cloves that are quickly roasted with fresh asparagus, and in this recipe the asparagus marinates a couple of hours with the garlic and some olive oil to add a slight taste of garlic to the asparagus as well.

We used a lot of garlic, so this may not be suitable for a romantic dinner; use the amount of garlic you prefer. But this will be a hit with garlic fans! This recipe is perfect to make with thicker asparagus spears, and if you like asparagus and garlic I predict this is something you’ll want to make over and over!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • thick asparagus spears
  • whole peeled garlic cloves (use more or less garlic to taste)
  • olive oil
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

How did we peel so much garlic?

We used the big pre-peeled garlic cloves that come in a bag at Costco, and if I had to stand there and peel them, I might have used less garlic in the recipe. Maybe not though, because garlic is one of the World’s Healthiest Foods, and has many health benefits. Use the amount of garlic you prefer, but please try roasting garlic with asparagus!

Want more ideas for vegetables roasted with garlic?

This favorite asparagus recipe is similar to the recipes for Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic that so many Kalyn’s Kitchen readers have tried and loved.

Who else is a huge asparagus fan?

If you’re a huge asparagus fan like I am, check out my round-up of Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes! I’ve got ideas for using asparagus in main dishes, side dishes, breakfast recipe, and even salads with asparagus.

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How to make Roasted Asparagus with Garlic:

(See the complete recipe below including nutritional information.)

  1. Snap off the end of one piece of asparagus and then trim all the pieces to that size. Then cut asparagus in half again; I like to cut on the diagonal, but that’s up to you.
  2. Measure whole garlic cloves, using large cloves as much as possible, and cut the garlic cloves in half.
  3. Put the asparagus pieces and garlic cloves into a Ziploc bag with olive oil and let the asparagus marinate with the garlic for about 2 hours.
  4. When it’s time to cook, preheat the oven to 450F/230C. Then quickly drain the asparagus and garlic, letting some olive oil remain for roasting.
  5. Place asparagus and garlic on a large baking sheet. Roast about 15 minutes, or until asparagus is starting to slightly soften and garlic is barely starting to get some browned edges.
  6. Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic on baking sheet

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

For a tasty low-carb meal you could serve Roasted Asparagus with Garlic with Greek Lemon Chicken (that cooks at the same temperature) or with something like Air Fryer Chicken Thighs or Grilled Lamb Chops.

More Asparagus Side Dish Recipes to Try:

Pan-Fried Asparagus Tips with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest

Barely-Cooked Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic found on KalynsKitchen.com
Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

If you like asparagus and garlic, this recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Garlic brings out the delicious flavors in both these ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. thick asparagus spears
  • 1/2 cup large whole peeled garlic cloves (use more or less garlic to taste)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Snap off the end of one piece of asparagus by holding in one half and bending until it snaps (to see where the woody part of the stem starts.) Then trim all the pieces of asparagus to that size.
  2. Then cut trimmed asparagus pieces in half again; I like to cut on the diagonal.
  3. Measure desired amount of whole garlic cloves, using large cloves as much as possible, and cut the garlic cloves in half. (If some garlic cloves are a lot smaller keep them whole so that all the pieces of garlic are roughly the same size.
  4. Put the asparagus pieces and garlic cloves into a Ziploc bag with the olive oil and let the asparagus marinate with the garlic for about 2 hours. (Marinating longer than that is fine too.)
  5. When it's time to cook, preheat the oven to 450F/230C.
  6. Quickly drain the asparagus and garlic, letting some olive oil remain for roasting.
  7. Place asparagus and garlic on a large baking sheet, arranging so the ingredients are in a single layer as much as possible.
  8. Roast about 15 minutes, or until asparagus is starting to slightly soften and garlic is barely starting to get some browned edges. (Don't let the garlic get too brown or it will start to taste bitter.)
  9. Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.

Notes

This recipe adapted by Kalyn many years ago from Roasted Broccoli with Garlic at The Food Network.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic is a great dish for low-carb or Keto diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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