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Roasted Okra
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Roasted Okra

The easiest way to make okra: roast it in the oven! This method can be used on fresh or frozen okra, and feel free to substitute in your favorite herb for Thyme.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Vegetable Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: okra
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marianne


  • 12 ounces whole frozen okra ( or fresh okra )
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 F. Pile the okra on a large, rimmed sheet pan.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the okra, and sprinkle the thyme, salt, and pepper over it. Toss everything together, then spread out the okra across the pan in a single layer, making sure none of the pieces are touching each other.
  • Roast the okra in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, flipping once halfway between the cooking time. Cook for 15 total minutes for fresh okra, and 18 minutes for frozen.