1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus.
3. Place asparagus and garlic in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
4. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
5. Toss to coat.
6. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring once halfway through roasting.
7. Serve immediately.