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Simple Roasted Asparagus

Prep time 5 mins
Broil time 4 mins
Yield

Makes 8 servings

You may need to increase the broil time depending on the size of your asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to broil. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Arrange in 2 (15- x 10-inch) jelly-roll pans. Drizzle with olive oil.

  2. Broil, in 2 batches, 5 1/2 inches from heat 4 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper.

  3. Simple Roasted Green Beans: Substitute 2 lb. small, thin, fresh green beans, trimmed, for asparagus. Proceed with recipe as directed, broiling, in 2 batches, 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Makes 8 servings; Prep: 10 min., Broil: 8 min. per batch