This simply prepared sweet onion oven roasted asparagus is a flavorful side dish that takes no time to whip up for a casual weeknight dinner and is elegant enough for company!

Sweet Onion Roasted Asparagus

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Caroline Lindsey
This simply prepared sweet onion oven roasted asparagus is a flavorful side dish that takes no time to whip up for a casual weeknight dinner and is elegant enough for company!  
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus about a pound, stalks about as big around as your pinky finger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. 
  • Snap ends of asparagus by holding each piece in the middle and at the end. Bend until it snaps on its own. Repeat for the whole bunch of asparagus and discard ends. This will get rid of the woody, fiberous ends without getting rid of the good part!
  • Mix together sugar, onion powder, kosher salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. 
  • On a sheet pan, toss together asparagus with olive oil and spice mix. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until tender (time will vary depending on how thick your asparagus is). Take it out of the oven not long after you can start to smell it and test a piece for doneness.