Roasted Okra


One of our favorite ways to cook this amazing vegetable. No sliminess, just a savory, delicious side dish that will turn okra haters into okra lovers! Super easy to throw together and very versatile.

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  • Roasted okra is a tasty, healthy side dish that is also pretty inexpensive!That makes it a great veggie option for potlucks, cookouts, and large family dinners.
  • Peak okra season is generally summer into early fall, but you can buy a little extra and freeze it for the winter. Just blanch it first, then freeze the blanched okra in a sealable freezer bag with as much of the air pushed out as possible. If done correctly, fresh okra can stay frozen up to one year!
  • This is a super versatile recipe! You can season roasted okra however you like, which means it can be a little different every time you cook it.
  • The roasted okra comes out crisp and crunchy – not at all slimy! If you’re someone who typically avoids okra because of the sliminess you can get when you cook it, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try.
roasted okra


  • The roasted okra will be crispiest right out of the oven, so serve it immediately!
  • You can use frozen okra instead of fresh if you prefer it, or if you’ve got a stockpile calling your name from the freezer. Follow the instructions below as written, just use frozen (unthawed) okra instead of fresh. You’ll want to add 5 minutes or so to the cook time if you’re roasting it from frozen.
  • If you rinse your okra, do it immediately before roasting it – any earlier will increase the odds of sliminess. Make sure to pat it completely dry before you season and roast it, too.
roasted okra

Roasted Okra

No sliminess, just a savory, delicious side dish that will turn okra haters into okra lovers! Super easy to throw together and very versatile.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Servings 4
Calories 69 kcal


  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet


  • 1 lb Fresh Okra stems removed, okra sliced in half lengthwise or sliced into 3/4 inch long pieces
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper to taste
  • Seasoning of Choice optional; see notes


  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange okra on baking sheet in one even layer. Careful not to overcrowd pan or overlap okra.
  • Drizzle olive oil over okra and season with salt, pepper, and desired seasonings. Toss or stir to coat.
  • Place baking sheet in preheated oven. Bake according to okra style and preferences (see Notes). When cooked as desired, remove from oven and serve.


Whatever seasonings you choose, start with just ¼-½ teaspoon, then add more if you need it. You can always add – you can’t take away!

Suggested Cook Times

Note: cook times will vary depending on a number of factors. Adjust as needed! If cooking frozen okra, add roughly 5 minutes to the cook time.For Whole Pods
  • Approximately 15 minutes for lightly roasted okra
  • Approximately 25 minutes for nice and dark okra
 For Okra Slices (Okra Cut in Half)
  • Approximately 15 minutes for lightly roasted okra
  • Approximately 20 minutes for nice and dark okra
 For ¾-inch Okra Pieces
  • Approximately 10 minutes for lightly roasted okra
  • Approximately 15 minutes for nice and dark okra
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. An actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used. To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. The result will be the weight of one serving.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 589mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 813IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dairy free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Whole30
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