Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter is my go-to recipe when this delicious vegetable is in season. A simple sauce of brown butter, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar is drizzled over perfectly roasted asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter | An easy, elegant asparagus preparation

Roasted Asparagus

I adore roasted asparagus. It’s so easy to prepare and superior in taste to steaming or boiling. I typically roast and top with freshly grated Parmesan ala Ina Garten or us this easy sauce to make asparagus with balsamic brown butter. I prep the asparagus stalks by bending the ends till the woody base breaks off. I suppose peeling would be less wasteful, but I prefer this lazy method.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter | An easy, elegant asparagus preparation

An Easy and Elegant Side Dish

Then I toss the asparagus with a wee bit of olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and even a nice grating of black pepper if desired. While it is roasting, simply melt and simmer a bit of butter till gets browned with a nutty aroma, then add soy and balsamic vinegar. Voila, easy as pie. Well, actually aย lot easier than pie. You must add this to your spring menu!

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter~

Serves 4-8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

An easy way to jazz up roasted asparagus. Adapted from Cooking Light.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 bundles of asparagus, washed with woody stems broken off
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ยบ. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt. Roast 9-14 minutes, till tender. Shake pan at the halfway point to allow for even roasting.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter and cook till lightly browned. Add soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over cooked asparagus.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 57kcal Calories from fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter | An easy, elegant asparagus preparation

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Comments

  1. Wow. I’ve tried asparagus cooked in chicken broth before, but this sounds a whole lot better. I’ll have to remember this the next time I have asparagus.

  2. Love asparagus. I thought strictly a spring vegetable, but I’ve noticed some really good deals on it in the papers lately. Maybe a second crop coming in from Mexico or something? This is one I definitely want to try.

  3. Hope you all try this…so easy and yummy. If you want to watch calories you can spray the asparagus with Pam instead of the drizzle of olive oil. Thanks for the nice comments!!!

  4. I love roasting veggies, and since I started roasting asparagus I haven’t looked back. I’m w/ you; I use the bend/snap method. I am far too lazy to peel asparagus.

  5. Carole, I’m glad I’m not the only lazy one!!!

    Mother Rimmy, I think you’ll like this ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Liz, you are so lucky Bill will eat asparagus! Alex refuses to even taste this wonderful vegetable! He just knows that he does not like it! Maybe I should dip it in chocolate ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Lizzy,
    What a wonderful way to roast the asparagus. Did not think to mix soy sauce and balsamic vinegar together. Another recipe to print. Thanks!
    Lizzie

  8. Sandra, this is one of the very few foods that he’s added to his repertoire since we’ve been married. Nick, on the other hand, won’t touch asparagus!

    Lizzie and Karen, hope you two enjoy!!! Thanks for your nice comments ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Liz, we love roasted asparagus at our house, along with so many other roasted veggies. Roasting has now become my favorite wasy to cook vegetables. But now with the addition of the balsamic browned butter, it will really be delicious.

  10. Paulette, it’s easy enough for everyday, but fancy enough for company…hope you try it!

  11. Asparagus is certainly one of my fave vegetables! Love the green ones, but not so much the white ones tho’. What about your preference, Liz?

  12. Lambeau is going for the asparagus! Smart dog! This is my favorite method of cooking it too.

  13. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    The asparagus sounds great and the cauliflower caught my eye too! Love the pic with Lambeau:@)

  14. This is my absolute favorite way to eat asparagus! I love the balsamic browned butter sauce, gives it amazing flavor!

  15. yum! asparagus sounds perfect! I’m totally crazy about this veggie! Thanks too much for sharing the recipe!

  16. My husband made these (except he steamed instead of roasted the asparagus) and loved them! He’s already planning to make them again in a few days. Thanks so much for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I love that you kept the Lambeau picture!

  17. I love asparagus but lately everyone in my family has decided they don’t – go figure. However, asparagus are so easy you can just make what you want and be done with it. These sound tasty. I’ll give it a try next time.

  18. Sounds delicious, Liz! We love asparagus and I’m always looking for new recipes, thanks!

  19. I adore roasted asparagus too! This would be a great recipe to make extra to put in salads the next day.

  20. I love to grill my asparagus and typically just douse them in some olive oil and minced garlic. this will be for my next batch; I need something new and still simple…thanks Liz!

  21. I love simple flavourful side dishes like these, and when the veg is in season its even more spectacular!

  22. Lizzy, roasted asparagus is so perfect right now. Love how simply delicious and wonderful this looks. Lovely share!

  23. I love the simplicity of this beautiful side dish. YUM!

  24. I use to bowling asparagus but nex time I will roasted them. They looks faboulous! Happy weekend! x

  25. I love browned butter. I’ll take some asparagus to go with it, please!

  26. One can never have enough ways to prepare Asparagus at this time of year, Liz. This is most certainly a keeper!

    Thanks for sharing all these yummies, Liz…

  27. Roasted is my absolute favourite way to cook asparagus — it just doesn’t compare in flavour to steaming, IMO. Your recipe sounds perfect and yes, very elegant.

  28. One of the prettiest roasted asparagus I’ve seen so far ๐Ÿ˜€ The dressing alone sounds fantastic ! I’ve been eyeing a bundle of asparagus when I went to market just a while ago but too lazy to cook it , maybe the next time ๐Ÿ˜›

  29. Love the flavors, the nuttiness of the browned butter with the sweet balsamic. Delicious,

  30. Wish I could buy fresh asparagus. Costs a fortune here: $8 a lb!! They sound so GOOD!

  31. You had me at balsamic brown butter, what a great side dish!

  32. Roasting is so much better and the sauce really makes the dish. I also love the pic at the end of the post with your precious Lambeau.

  33. Asparagus is out of season here in North Carolina but I might just have to scrounge some up to make this. It sounds wonderful and I love how easy it is!

  34. Browned butter and asaparagus, fabulous!!!

  35. Hotly Spiced says:

    I could eat that almost as a complete meal. Just love asparagus! Your asparagus images are beautiful. And this is such a lovely spring/summer side dish xx

  36. Simple and sooooo gooood! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Asparagus is the vegetable of the Gods’!!
    This looks FAB. x

  38. GregDiablo says:

    Just made this. Fantastic flavor; thank you!

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