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Oven Roasted Okra

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2


Skip the fried okra! This method for roasted okra comes together quickly and tastes delicious. It’s my favorite way to prepare fresh okra.


  • 1 pound okra, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Trim the okra by cutting away the stem ends and the tips, just the very ends. Then cut the okra in half, lengthwise.
  3. Place okra in a large bowl. Add oil and spices and stir to coat the okra halves.
  4. Place okra on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, shaking or stirring the okra at least twice during the roasting time. You’ll know the okra is ready when it’s lightly browned and tender.
  5. Serve hot — they tend to lose the crispy texture as they cool.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 pound
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: roasted okra