Roasted Asparagus

Roasting the asparagus with oil instead of boiling it retains its tender-crisp texture. Serve this low-calorie side dish with beef, chicken, or fish.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    4   pounds 
    (1/2-inch-thick) asparagus, trimmed and peeled
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    2   tablespoons 
    melted butter or olive oil
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    freshly ground pepper

Directions
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Heat oven to 450 degree F. Toss asparagus, butter, salt and pepper on a jelly-roll pan; arrange in a single layer. Roast 15 to 18 minutes until tender. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 65, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 7, pro. (g) 6, sodium (mg) 308, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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