Balsamic Glazed Baked Asparagus – Delicious and easy oven baked asparagus finished with a mouthwatering balsamic glaze. Serve balsamic asparagus with your favorite main courses.
Asparagus is one of my absolute favorite veggie side dishes to serve. Baked to perfection with a light crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. The drizzle of balsamic glaze gives the asparagus the most delicious flavor you are going to love.
We served ours with mustard brown sugar pork chops and creamy mashed potatoes. It was such a wonderful combination I highly recommend. I will link a few of my favorite side dishes and main courses to pair with Balsamic Glazed Baked Asparagus.
This recipe makes about a pound of asparagus serving about 4 people as a side dish. If you are cooking for a large crowd, you can easily double this recipe. Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Ingredients you need to make Balsamic Glazed Asparagus:
Fresh Asparagus – One large bunch or equivalent to about one pound.
Balsamic Vinegar – A good quality balsamic vinegar is best but you can really use anything you have on hand.
Fresh Garlic – You’ll need minced garlic to add to the balsamic glaze. It adds a really delicious flavor.
Brown Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe. Both work great!
Salt – Just a pinch of salt to season the asparagus. I almost always use sea salt in my recipes. You can use your favorite.
Black Pepper – Fresh cracked or ground black pepper.
Garlic Powder – Not garlic salt or your asparagus may be too salty.
Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter.
*Full recipe ingredients and instructions are listed below.
Tools to have on hand:
- Baking Sheet – To bake the asparagus on.
- Small Saucepan – For making the glaze.
- Mixing Spoon – To stir the glaze.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons – For properly measuring all of your ingredients.
How to make Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line asparagus on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.
In the meantime, in a small saucepan whisk together balsamic vinegar, minced garlic and brown sugar. Bring to a low simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the balsamic vinegar thickens to a glaze. Remove from heat.
When done, remove asparagus from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve with your favorite main courses. Enjoy!
*Store leftover asparagus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Main courses to serve with Asparagus:
Sesame Ginger Short Ribs – Tender slow cooker English cut short ribs cooked low and slow in a savory sesame ginger sauce. If you are looking for a delicious Asian style short rib recipe made simply in your crockpot, this is it!
Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast – Tender and delicious pot roast made in a slow cooker/crockpot with boneless beef roast, carrots, and onion in savory gravy. This recipe is a super easy dinner packed with delicious flavors that scream comfort food.
Mustard Brown Sugar Pork Chops – Juicy baked bone-in pork chops seasoned and seared in a cast iron skillet and finished in the oven. These mustard brown sugar seasoning is absolutely delicious! Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies.
Slow Cooker Tender Short Ribs – English cut short ribs seared in a cast iron skillet then cooked low and slow in a red wine sauce. If you are looking for a super easy way to make short ribs tender and delicious, this is the recipe for you!
Slow Cooked Tender London Broil – This London broil recipe is super easy and absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The flavor is slightly sweet but mostly savory. If you are looking for a tender, pull-apart London broil recipe that takes very little effort from start to finish, look no further!
More veggie side dishes:
Grilled Zucchini – The most delicious zucchini seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper makes the perfect BBQ side dish. Serve this amazing flavorful zucchini with your favorite grilled meats!
Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes – Tossed with crispy bacon, sweet cranberries and toasted pine nuts. Serve as super delicious healthy side dish recipe during the Holiday’s or anytime of year!
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes – Fresh rosemary and garlic baked red potatoes with a light golden crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Shoestring Fries – Thin and crispy baked shoestring french fries make for a delicious side dish or appetizer! Serve with your favorite fry sauces. This recipe is super simple and will be sure to cure your french fry cravings.
Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes – Amazing creamy mashed potatoes made with cheddar, parmesan and cream cheese. These potatoes make for a super easy and delicious side dish to pair with your favorite main courses.
Balsamic Glazed Baked Asparagus
- 1 lb Asparagus 1" of ends removed
- 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 tbsp Butter melted
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line asparagus on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a small saucepan whisk together balsamic vinegar, minced garlic and brown sugar. Bring to a low simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the balsamic vinegar thickens to a glaze. Remove from heat.
- When done, remove asparagus from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve with your favorite main courses. Enjoy!