Roasted asparagus with poached eggs and goat cheese

Roasted asparagus with poached eggs and goat cheese

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
If possible, choose asparagus for this recipe that are the same thickness so that they cook in the same amount of time. We kept the method of poaching the eggs simple. If you are looking for perfection, try Julia Child’s method: Using a pin, poke a hole in the shell of a raw egg. Pour water into a small saucepan to a depth of 1 inch and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the egg to the water and cook for 10 seconds. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and let it cool for a few seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low. Crack the egg into the water and continue to cook for 3 minutes more. Marvel at your perfectly poached egg.



1 pound(s), ends trimmed

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Jarred minced garlic

1 Tbsp

Table salt

¾ tsp, divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, divided


4 large egg(s)

Reduced fat soft goat cheese

¼ cup(s)


4 tsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Snap or cut asparagus in half. Pat asparagus dry and place in a shallow bowl; toss with oil, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Spread asparagus in large roasting pan in a single layer; roast until a paring knife can easily pierce the thickest end of asparagus, 12-15 minutes depending on thickness.
  3. Add 1 inch of water to a large skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; crack eggs, one at a time, into boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-low and poach egg 3 minutes in simmering water; remove eggs with a slotted spoon.
  4. Serve asparagus topped with eggs, and sprinkled with cheese, dill, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper; serve immediately.
  5. Serving size: 3/4 c asparagus, 1 egg and 1 Tbsp cheese