First Published: March 22, 2018… Last Updated: August 17, 2020
Roasted Asparagus is one of the best ways to cook this delicious earthy spring vegetable. The balsamic browned butter sauce is the icing on the proverbial cake, in this case, the roasted asparagus!
Roasted Asparagus makes an excellent side dish to Dill Pickle Meatloaf (one of our favorite meatloaf recipes). It also goes great with roasted turkey, ham, pork chops, chicken, and more.
A Tried And True Easy Vegetable Side Dish
I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. It is one of our very favorite ways to enjoy asparagus and love the flavor that roasting in the oven gives to it. The balsamic browned butter sauce that coats it adds a nutty, tangy flavor to the roasted asparagus that is so delicious it makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
Making this recipe is as easy as preheating the oven, preparing the asparagus spears, spreading on a roasting sheet with salt and pepper. While the asparagus roasts, the balsamic browned butter comes together. In a matter of 15 minutes the dinner side dish is ready to enjoy!
What you need to make Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter
Snap off the woody ends. Start by holding the asparagus spear with both hands near the end of the stalk.
Bend the stalk. Fresh asparagus will snap in half where the woody part ends. If the asparagus is not fresh, it will bend but not break easily.
Wash the asparagus spears and proceed with the recipe.
Are The Woody Ends Of Asparagus Edible
If you are making roasted asparagus, you will not want to eat the ends. The woody ends of the stalk are very tough. I usually just toss them out, but you can make use of them if you don’t want to toss them!
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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