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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic is an amazing and easy way to cook my favorite spring vegetable! When big fat spears of asparagus appear in the spring, it’s time to try roasting them with garlic. Use Asparagus Recipes for more tasty ideas for cooking asparagus.

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If you’ve had roasted garlic, you can understand the appeal of this Roasted Asparagus with Garlic. There’s something very 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.

This favorite way to cook asparagus 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. I used the big pre-peeled garlic cloves that come in a bag at Costco, but if I had to stand there and peel them, I might have used less. Maybe not though, because garlic is one of the World’s Healthiest Foods, and has many health benefits. This 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!


Roasted Asparagus with Garlic found on KalynsKitchen.com

(This is just a summary of the steps. See the complete recipe below to make Roasted Asparagus with Garlic.) 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. Measure whole garlic cloves, using large cloves as much as possible, and cut the garlic cloves in half.

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. 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.

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.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic found on KalynsKitchen.com

Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.

Make it a 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 Amazing Asparagus Recipes to Try:

Chicken with Asparagus and Three Cheeses ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus with Manchego Cheese ~ The Perfect Pantry
Pan-Fried Asparagus Tips with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Basalmic Browned Butter ~ The Food Charlatan
Barely-Cooked Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus Mushroom Swiss Egg Bake ~ The Thirsty Feast
Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

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

Directions:

  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.

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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 diet plans, and for any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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39 comments on “Roasted Asparagus with Garlic”

  1. Ah, so glad you liked it!

  2. This was so good I ate it up like popcorn.

  3. Laura, glad you liked it. I like the idea of using asparagus and broccoli together.

  4. Oh my goodness. I think I have a new love of Asparagus. The garlic was amazing.. Wow. Thanks Kalyn. I used broccoli and asparagus together.. I can't wait to make this again, and more of your ideas with roasted asparagus.

  5. So glad people like seeing this recipe the second time around!

    Shannon, such a sacrifice, eating that asparagus yourself, lol! So glad you liked it.

  6. I made this the other night, and the garlic got so sweet after roasting. It was delicious!! My husband doesn't like asparagus, so I had to eat the whole thing by myself – darn!

  7. Just the we LOVE it at my home — Simple yet greatly satisfying 🙂 Lovely post

  8. Wonderful idea! This works well with cauliflower, too. Makes it less bland.

  9. I love asparagus. I like the marinating idea.

  10. Thanks Shirley; hope you enjoy it.

    Kristy I agree. There may be a slight difference between the pre-peeled and fresh garlic, but I'd say it's negligible.

  11. I'm a fan of peeled garlic cloves. It's worth the few extra pennies not to have to peel them.

    I love the simplicity of this dish. I would never have thought to take the time to marinate the asparagus. I would have just tossed it in the oven to roast. I'll try this the next time I pick up asparagus.

    Kristi

  12. I'm so glad you revisited this recipe, Kalyn. We are big asparagus lovers in our family. I'm the biggest garlic fan, but I know this recipe will be a hit for all–thank you!

    Shirley

  13. Good to know I'm not the only one who appreciates the pre-peeled garlic cloves. I know some purists might not use them, but I think they're great.

    And harbingers of spring are welcome here too!

  14. I am going to have to try this. I absolutely love roasted asparagus, but never have I thought of jazzing it up with something like garlic. Isn't already peeled garlic the best?

  15. Send some of that asparagus my way! To me there's no better harbinger of Spring than crispy asparagus spears, and we can use some Spring now.

  16. Huge asparagus fan and always looking for recipes. Nice work!

  17. Looks delicious! I happen to have some asparagus in the fridge dying to be roasted (might have to pick up some already-peeled garlic though. My patience isn't that great 😉 ). Can't wait to try it.

  18. James, thanks so much! I love knowing that you enjoyed it so much.

  19. Kalyn you are such a Goddess! I can't tell you how many wonderful recipes I've gotten from you. Simple, delicious, healthful. You are the best!

  20. Brenda, love hearing that you like the site so much!

  21. I made this today and it was delicious. I ate most of it by myself standing in the kitchen over the pan!

    Your site is like my new on-line cookbook 🙂

  22. I anticipate the arrival of asparagus at the farmers’ market every spring. Your dish sounds and looks delicious. And I can almost smell the roasted garlic from here! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting another wonderful week of WHB.

  23. Roasted asparagus, a favourite of mine. Still there is none of German origin at the market. I´ll have to wait a bit. 🙁
    But you make me dream. Thanks for the recap :))

  24. One of my favorite dishes. So far the asparagus is not on sale up here in snowy Toronto. My sister bought a small bunch (just enough to feed two) for $6.50!

    Thanks for making me think of spring.

  25. Jennifer, thanks for letting me know they liked it! (I know what you mean about the cheese sauce!)

  26. I made this last night, it was fabulous. I have a family that loves cheese sauce on stuff like this. However there was no whining about no cheese sauce.

  27. Sandy, good luck with SB. Seriously, it’s not that hard!

    Sher, I can’t imagine life without garlic either. (Or cilantro!)

    Elaine, thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. Somehow, these ideas just come to me. (Maybe it’s years of cookbook reading!) I loved the way it made the asparagus taste more garlicky myself. I agree, this would be a good trick for a lot of roasted veggies.

  28. Kalyn, you are a genius! I roast veggies all the time, but the usual way, tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic, then roast immediately. Had to try your recipe and I will be trying it out on every vegetable I plan to roast. The garlic flavor permeated the asparagus, which was soft and creamy on the tongue. I love roasted veggies, eat them almost daily and didn’t think they could get any better but your recipe has done just that. A great, big THANKS!

  29. That looks fabulous! I can’t imagine life without garlic!

  30. A no-brainer! (As Kalyn says above).

    Thank you — I’m trying to get into the swing of the South Beach Diet and gradually incorporating your ideas for snacks. This looks like an easy one for a side dish for dinner to go along with some of the other entrees you’ve posted.

  31. Hi everyone,
    I can tell there are a lot of asparagus lovers out there. This was such a great recipe. And you can cook it while you’re making the rest of the dinner; it’s a no-brainer.

  32. Kalyn ! I like asparagus (white and green) and I use it in many ways and dishes – but I have never roasted them ! Maybe this will be one of the first things to use my new oven for ….. Thanks for your lovely comments on the flying apple. Have a great and tasty day, angelika

  33. I’m always looking for new ways to use asparagus. This sounds like a great one!

  34. Yum! Can’t wait to find some asparagus on sale here.
    Thanks, Kalyn.

  35. Oh, Kalyn, I roasted some asparagus last year, and still remember how delicious it was! I wish I could get some fresh asparagus already (but nope, it’s freezing cold and all covered in snow outside, so no hope yet).
    Lovely pictures!!

  36. mmmmmm…yummy! I’m so happy that asparagus season is here. I could eat it every day. Thanks for the great recipe!

  37. Oh gracious! Garlic!! I do love thee. And asparagus and even broccoli! This looks really great!

  38. The marinating is such a great idea! Thanks for another winning recipe, Kalyn.

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