Pesto Roasted Asparagus. Mix pesto with garlic and oil and toss with asparagus on a baking sheet. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Roasted pesto asparagus pairs together Gruyère cheese with pesto for a unique flavor combination certain to elevate your meal!

Pesto Roasted Asparagus By clicking on one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Line a large baking pan with foil, parchment, or a silicone mat. Place the asparagus on your lined baking sheet. You can have Pesto Roasted Asparagus using 6 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Pesto Roasted Asparagus

  1. Prepare 2 bundles of asparagus; trimmed.
  2. Prepare 1 of lemon; zested.
  3. Prepare 1 t of onion powder.
  4. You need 1 of recipe "Bacon-Arugula Chicken" (see my recipes, omit chicken).
  5. Prepare 1 of small pinch kosher salt & black pepper.
  6. You need as needed of EVOO.

Place the asparagus in a baking pan. Don't worry about finding a pan large enough to hold the asparagus in one layer – the stalks can overlap a bit. Drizzle the olive oil over them and toss gently to coat the asparagus evenly. Place asparagus and pesto in large resealable food storage bag; press out air and seal shut.

Pesto Roasted Asparagus instructions

  1. Toss asparagus with enough oil to coat. Season with onion powder, salt and pepper. Add 1 C pesto. Toss. Lay flat on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Scoop all pesto out of the bowl atop the asparagus. Bake at 400° for approximately 15 minutes or until asparagus is tender..
  2. Garnish with lemon zest..
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Massage pesto onto asparagus until it is fully coated. Remove from bag and place in single layer on baking sheet. Grate lemon peel over asparagus; squeeze with a little lemon juice. Use your fingers to toss the asparagus so that all the spears are coated with olive oil and pesto. Sprinkle with salt & freshly ground pepper.