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Garlic Balsamic Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

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This easy side dish of oven roasted potatoes and asparagus is made all on one baking sheet with garlic balsamic seasoning. Perfect for weeknight meals or even holiday feasts!

This easy side dish of oven roasted potatoes and asparagus is made all on one baking sheet with garlic balsamic seasoning.

Who’s a fan of simple side dishes?

I’m over here raising my hand up high and assuming you are too.

I’m all about the convenience of sheet pan meals. Sheet pan tofu and sheet pan maple mustard chicken are favorites over here lately.

Sometimes, like in those recipes, I make the entire meal on a baking sheet. Other times, like with these roasted potatoes and asparagus, it’s just the side dish.

And you know what? Just the side dish is just as helpful and convenient as the entire meal when it’s made on one pan!

This roasted potato recipe with asparagus embodies simplicity.

And I don’t know anyone who isn’t down with that when it comes to getting dinner on the table!

baby red potatoes on a sheet pan to roast with asparagus

INGREDIENTS FOR ROASTED POTATOES & ASPARAGUS

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this incredibly easy side dish:

  • small red-skinned potatoes
  • asparagus
  • avocado oil (or other high heat oil of choice)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper

That’s it! 5 ingredients (if we don’t count salt & pepper) is all that stands between you and your dinner side dish.

You can use any baby potatoes you like whether it’s this red-skinned type, baby yellow or the tri-color mix you sometimes see in bags.

Make sure to take a look at the note in the recipe below about the thickness of your asparagus.

Thickness can vary greatly between the thick spears (like shown here) or the delicate thin asparagus. This will obviously impact the roasting time once the asparagus are in the oven.

Buy whichever you want just make note of cooking time variations based on type.

Read more about asparagus in this guide to asparagus as part of my spring produce series!

roasted red potatoes with fresh asparagus spears on a baking sheet

HOW TO MAKE OVEN ROASTED POTATOES AND ASPARAGUS

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Toss the halved baby potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the oil and half of the balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Spread the potatoes out onto a baking sheet that’s been greased lightly with cooking spray in an even layer.

Roast the potatoes for about 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.

While the potatoes roast, add the asparagus pieces to the same bowl and toss with the remaining oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper to coat.

Remove the potatoes after 20 minutes and add the asparagus to the sheet pan.

Return the pan to the oven to roast for another 10 minutes (see note in recipe card about timing variations for asparagus thickness) until asparagus are crisp tender.

Transfer the roasted potatoes and asparagus to a serving bowl or platter and enjoy warm!

sheet pan roasted red potatoes and asparagus with balsamic and garlic seasoning.

Garlic powder is a classic, reliable, unfailing seasoning and I absolutely love it combined with the balsamic vinegar.

If you think “those roasted potatoes look a little burnt to me!”, I assure you they’re not.

That golden caramelization is from the balsamic vinegar doing its thing as the potatoes roast.

The savory flavor of the garlic with the tangy yet sweet balsamic vinegar in each bite of potato and asparagus makes it a side dish with depth.

And yet somehow, with just 5 simple ingredients.

Crispy roasted potatoes and asparagus with garlic balsamic

WHAT TO SERVE WITH ROASTED POTATOES & ASPARAGUS

Now that you have the perfect side dish, the question becomes what to serve it with?!

While this recipe has a bit of a spring vibe (the true season for asparagus), asparagus can easily be found year-round making this an all-season recipe.

This easy cream cheese chicken skillet recipe or pretzel crusted pork chops would both make great main course options alongside these garlicky roasted potatoes and asparagus.

Even simpler, the perfect skillet pork chop.

This could also be served as a holiday side dish alongside stuffed turkey roulade or cranberry pesto stuffed lamb.

Apple butter roasted chicken or even this spatchcock peri peri chicken (omit the green beans in that recipe) are also delicious main dish options!

side dish of roasted potatoes and asparagus with garlic balsamic seasoning

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVERS

If you happen to have leftovers, you can easily transform this recipe into a simple lunch.

Some options to add to the roasted potatoes and asparagus to round out the meal:

  • a hardboiled/soft-boiled egg (or two!) – for a similar vibe as this spring nicoise salad
  • white beans
  • cooked lentils
  • canned tuna/salmon/sardines
  • any leftover ground meat on hand
  • bacon!
An easy side dish recipe of roasted potatoes and tender crisp asparagus with balsamic vinegar and garlic seasoning.

MORE EASY SIDE DISHES LIKE THIS:

Roasted Radishes with Rosemary and Honey

Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon and Goat cheese

Roasted Peri Peri Potatoes

Warm Bacon and Greens Potato Salad

Greek Potato Casserole

roasted potatoes and asparagus

Garlic Balsamic Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy side dish of oven roasted potatoes and asparagus is made all on one baking sheet with garlic balsamic seasoning.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, halved
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed and cut into 2" lengths
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss halved potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the avocado oil, and half the balsamic, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  4. Meanwhile, add asparagus and remaining oil, vinegar and seasonings to the same bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, add the asparagus to the sheet pan with the potatoes and return to the oven to roast an additional 10 minutes. (*see note)
  6. Remove from the oven, transfer to a bowl or platter and serve hot.

Notes

*Roasting time for asparagus will vary based on thickness. If asparagus is thicker, 10-12 minutes should suffice. If you buy the very thin asparagus spears, check on them after 5-7 minutes. They should be crisp tender for serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 558mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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Julia

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Such an easy and tasty side dish! Thanks for the idea.

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Thursday 12th of November 2020

This sounds like such a tasty side dish! It is one that my whole family would eat so definitely going to be trying it!

Dionne

Thursday 12th of November 2020

What I really love about this recipe is that it can be made in one baking sheet. that is exactly what I have been looking for!

Jen

Thursday 12th of November 2020

I love the flavor roasting give the vegetables. I usually spend more time on the main dish so having a quick and easy side dish option is a total win for us.

Dea Kepic

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Wow this is just the thing I was looking for! I love simple vegetable dishes and this is delicious and quick to make. Thank you for your brilliant ideas, I will check more on your blog :)

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