Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

I love having perfectly roasted asparagus and potatoes. They are so delightfully tasty, with that deliciously juicy, crispy, but creamy texture. This dish is the best addition to your main course, or other dishes for a fully rounded meal.

My mom used to make this recipe, and I enjoyed having it along with the soup. It makes me feel fuller and energetic for a long time; that’s why I love this dish so much. 

When you serve this roasted asparagus and potatoes, you should serve it with protein for a perfect dinner. Here are some ideas for your dinner: Jerk Tofu, Lentil Meatballs, Smothered Tofu, and Masoor Dal.

This delicious dish can almost go with anything, and it has so many nutritional benefits that can boost your immunity. Want to know more about it? Read ahead!

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Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is actually a member of the lily family. It is most popularly found as green stalks, but it also comes in varieties with colors such as purple and white.

Asparagus is very low in calories and is packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, K, B6(folate), fiber, copper, iron, calcium, and protein. 

Asparagus is a great vegetable and a tasty addition that you can add to your diet. Plus, it is available in the grocery stores, cheap especially when in season, and makes a good addition to many dishes.  

  • Asparagus is enriched with antioxidants that help to protect our bodies from the harmful effects of free radicals and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause our body to age, inflammation, and many diseases, including cancer. 
  • It is not only low in fat and calories but also full of soluble and insoluble fiber, which makes it a great choice for losing weight.  
  • It can promote regularity and digestive health that helps our body to reduce the risk of heart issues, high blood pressure, and diabetes. 
  • Asparagus is high in folate which is very important for reducing the risk of neural tube defects at the time of pregnancy. It can also produce red blood cells for DNA for the healthy growth and development of the baby. 
  • Asparagus is a great vegetable that can stabilize blood pressure in a healthy range. 
  • It contains vitamin K that can help our body to stop bleeding after a cut and bone health.  

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What Are the Best Potatoes for Roasting?  

Potatoes are known as one of the most versatile foods you can have as a main dish, and they have many varieties available in different countries. I would suggest using russet, Yukon gold, and red potatoes for use in all-purpose cooking. They are very rich in flavor, delicious, and golden flesh. These potatoes are great for roasting as they are moist, firm, and got a medium starch content. 

Fingerlings potatoes are known to be very waxy, which makes these potatoes also perfect for roasting. In potatoes, starch helps to make a crispy cover outside and delightfully creamy inside. These varieties of potatoes got thinner skin on the inside which means the heat from the oven can get in the potatoes more quickly and effectively. 

Health Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes are not usually the first choice considered when thinking of nutritious food. But this is a versatile vegetable that has surprising health benefits. The potatoes are fat, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium.

If you cook in the right way, you can make it a satisfying, nutritious, healthy, and delicious dish. Potatoes are a great base for a balanced diet that keeps you healthy and strong.

  • Potatoes are a great source to intake fiber to help our body lose some weight by keeping us full for a longer time. 
  • It can help your body to control cholesterol and blood sugar levels that can prevent heart diseases.
  • Potatoes got full of antioxidants that can boost the immunity system that can prevent diseases and give us powerful nutrients that can help our body to function properly. 
  • It can help your body to recover from constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • If you follow a gluten-free diet or got a celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, then you can consider adding potatoes to your diet in place of wheat products. 

Asparagus and Potatoes Recipe

When you mix the ingredients to make this recipe, you will see that many of them are spices. Spices can enhance food’s flavor in a unique, complex, and delightful way, as they all have different combinations.

Feel free to sprinkle your choice of spices if you think that it will give a good finishing result as per your taste. Here is what you need to have to make this delightful roasted asparagus and potatoes:

  • Baby potatoes
  • Olive
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Sea salt
  • Asparagus spears

How to Make Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

  • At first, preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Wash the russet potatoes to get rid of the dirt, and pat them dry. Wash the asparagus spears and trim any tough ends.
  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in some salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Cover it with aluminum foil. 
  • Spread the potatoes in a large greased baking sheet, and roast for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Toss the asparagus with the remaining spices and olive oil, and spread it eventually on the baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • After that, roast it for at least 15 minutes or longer if needed until the vegetables are tender and juicy.   
  • Once it is done, serve it and enjoy! 

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 148 kcal / 619 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbs: 18 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 45 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • For:
  • 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. At first, preheat the oven to 400℉.
  2. Wash the russet potatoes to get rid of the dirt, and pat them dry. Wash the asparagus spears and trim any tough ends.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in some salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Cover it with aluminum foil.
  4. Spread the potatoes in a large greased baking sheet, and roast for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Toss the asparagus with the remaining spices and olive oil, and spread it eventually on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. After that, roast it for at least 15 minutes or longer if needed until the vegetables are tender and juicy.
  7. Once it is done, serve it and enjoy! 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.