Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Baked Asparagus

Friday, February 22, 2013

Baked Asparagus

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  • Sometimes living frugally means, learning to cook with new things. I recieved some asparagus in my basket last week. It was a first for all of us, except hubby. I was a little hesitant, but I actually liked it. It was really simple to make too! I tried it on both the stove top and the pressure cooker.

Stove Top Method
  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

Pressure Cooker Method

Place washed asparagus in pressure cooker, with tray. Fill with 1 cup of water. Place lid on and allow cooker to fill with pressure. Once pressure valve begin to rock gently, set timer for 1-2 minutes. Cool down rapidly and enjoy. We sprinkled nutritional yeast on our asparagus. It was good!

Print Recipe HERE Find more pressure cooker recipes, tips, and tricks HERE

XO Danielle


  1. We LOVE asparagus! And have been cooking it up using the same ingredients, but cooked it a little different and for only two minutes. Thus keeping it slightly crunchy(definitely not mushy). I cut the asparagus into 1 to 2 inch sections on the diagonal. I parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes, drain and then toss with Parmesan, olive oil, lemon and salt and pepper to taste. Also I have found when using so few ingredients, it's very important to make sure they are of the highest just makes it all taste better. Good for your family trying something new! Asparagus is an Easter favorite.

  2. Here's the easiest way: wash it thoroughly, snap off the ends (they'll just snap away, don't worry about where too much), put in a microwave safe dish with about an inch of water, cover and microwave 2 minutes or so depending on how done you like your asparagus. Quick and yummy1

  3. My husband loves asparagus. He just bought some but they are frozen. This recipe sounds delicious I wonder if it would work with the frozen ones if I thaw them out first? Im going to give it a shot..
    Robyn :)

    P.S. I wonder if you could help me? If you have time, could you pop on over to my blog and give an opinion on my post about blog etiquette? I had a question and I'd love some answers from seasoned bloggers. Thanks so much :)

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  6. My four year old daughter loves asparagus but will only eat it grilled. Just toss it in some olive oil and season it any way you like. She likes mrs dash garlic and herb then just put it right on the grill for a few minutes. I love your blog. After having my second daughter I decided to stay home and not return to work. It was difficult to budget on one income but your blog helped my family so much. Thank you!

  7. Oh, I love asparagus! Thank you for sharing the recipe. We just picked up our first basket today and I'm very happy with the selection. I think we will be participating regularly.

  8. I LOVE asparagus! Sometimes I think I'm weird because it's right up there with french fries for me and am glad to hear there are others who love it. My favorite way to prepare it is:
    1) Break off woody ends as needed (of course)
    2) Toss in a bowl with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and minced garlic (I like chopped onion, too, because it carmelizes).
    3) Cook in 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

    It is so good that I'll eat about the whole pan myself & no longer make it any other way. Here's a little more detailed, yet easy recipe

  9. We fix asparagus this way and love it, even leftover and cold. Also fix brussels sprouts this way.

  10. I LOVE baked asparagus! I spray a cookie sheet with olive oil spray, line up your asparagus, spray top with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt (I use sea salt). Nothing else needed other than to bake! My husband likes them cooked to a crisp, but I like a little crunch. Kids like them. We call them green french fries :)

  11. If you have an herb garden, try tossing some fresh herbs and garlic salt instead of regular salt -- fresh basil or rosemary in particular are FABULOUS on asparagus!


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