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Roasted Asparagus

 Roasted Asparagus
Since asparagus is so abundant here come spring, I like to put it to great use with this recipe. We all look forward to this side dish each year.—Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • Arrange asparagus in a single layer in two foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in.
  • x 1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and
  • pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender, turning once. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 10-12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.