Okra | Roasted With Rosemary

I get asked all the time how I cook my okra. Remember that okra I planted a few months ago in our garden? Man it has really taken off. And because of that we eat okra at least twice a week, sometimes 3. :) If you follow me on Instagram (@decorchick1) you’ve seen an okra picture probably more times than you care to. But, everyone always asks how I make it, and one of my favorites is roasted okra with Rosemary. Mmmm!


Trying it with fresh rosemary was something new and I really loved it. But roasting veggies is probably the easiest thing to do. It’s how I cook the majority of all of our vegetables.

Here’s the recipe for it, and you can basically do this with all veggies.

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Oven roasted okra with rosemary.
Recipe type: Vegetable/Side
  • Fresh Okra
  • 1 TB Olive Oil (use more or less depending on how much you are cooking)
  • 1 tsp Salt (use more or less depending on how much you are cooking)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder (use more or less depending on how much you are cooking)
  • 1 tsp fresh Rosemary (or dried) - use more or less it's personal preference
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with foil or use a roasting pan and lay your okra on it
  3. Drizzle olive oil all over and rub it in to coat the okra
  4. Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt, and rosemary on top
  5. Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until done. (just start checking it around the 15 minute mark until desired softness/doneness)

After it’s cooked it will look like this.


Then serve on a pretty plate! Villeroy and Boch sent me these orange salad plates from their Anmut collection and they are really pretty.


Makes eating something delicious that more fun.

FYI I had to sneak a pic of my okra plants in this post too.



They thrive in the heat so being in Texas is perfect for growing okra. But my garden has gotten huge right?! It’s about time to plant fall veggies.

Anyhow, that’s my favorite way to cook okra. It’s delicious to throw on the grill too. Yum yum.


How do you like to cook your okra? Do you roast a lot of veggies too? It’s so hard to mess them up that way!



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  1. I think I’m going to try this recipe…unfortunately, I fry okra but only do it once (or twice) a years so I don’t count that as bad…I feel the same way with my fried green tomatoes…I make those just so few times that I fry it. But these look good and I do like to roast veggies; thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! I love okra, but am the only one in the house that will eat it. I might have to make myself a little treat for lunch!!

  3. Okra is one thing that I’ve never cooked before! Eaten a ton of it but never made it in my own kitchen. Thanks for the recipes

  4. Fried but I think i’d like this. Having fried okra today with hubby’s favorite blackeyed peas.

    Jake’s a Girl

  5. I’m from the South, so okra is cooked a lot here, but the only way I eat it is fried. My parents loved it in stews, though.

  6. We love okra – I need to give this recipe a try! I’ve never roasted it!

  7. What an amazing idea! So creative! thank you for this one, cant wait to try it!

    Ananasa.com- Home For Handmade


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