Another great recipe from The Budget Gourmet Mom

1 May

Do you ever get tired of the same old thing?

I love asparagus! I found out earlier this year that most of my kids like asparagus, so I was so thrilled when Aldi’s started carrying it in their frozen veggies section because it meant that we could afford it and afford to have it any time we wanted to.

I bought it by the boatload. We had it all the time.

I’m tired of asparagus now.

Well, not tired of asparagus so much as I am tired of cooking it the same old way every time, which everyone likes: sauteed with oil and garlic in a frying pan on the stove, which is also the same way we make our green beans because it’s everyone’s favorite way.

I was happy to see a new cooking suggestion a few weeks back from The Budget Gourmet Mom blog that I follow. It was a recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Red Onions and Garlic and it made me wonder why I’d never thought to roast my asparagus before.

Sometimes you just need it to hit you over the head, I guess.

It also reminded me that I have another recipe for preparing asparagus that my mom used to make, so when I make that one, I’ll post it as well. I haven’t made it in years and years.

So here is Krista’s recipe for you for Roasted Asparagus with Red Onions and Garlic. If you’d like to see her beautiful photography to go along with her preparation of the asparagus, head on over to her blog. I go there EVERY day and I always love her posts.

Thank you Krista!


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • a few thin slices of red onion
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Wash and trim the asparagus. Lay out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Mince the garlic and sprinkle over the asparagus. Top with red onion rings.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

7 Responses to “Another great recipe from The Budget Gourmet Mom”

  1. Nicole May 1, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    It’s very yummy wrapped in prosciutto and roasted, too. It’s a treat!

    • thewholebagofchips May 1, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      We’ve had that too, also with balsamic vinegar drizzled over the wraps and roasted. Someone brought it to our house once like that. I don’t usually have that ham here, but that is so good!!

  2. Sue Meyerson May 1, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    Yum! looks good! I just put it on a cookie sheet, spray it with Pam, add some kosher salt and pepper, and roast it at 450 degrees for a few minutes…

  3. Jennifer Lynch May 1, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    My girls like it roasted too … only I’ve never tried the onion, so I’m going to have to throw that in next time – sounds delish! 🙂

  4. Jen May 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    You can bake it with a little bit of pepper, salt and olive oil. Put some fresh parm cheese over it. So yummy!

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