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Roasted okra in a large bowl

Easy Oven Roasted Okra

Roasted okra is my favorite way to prepare the summer veggie. No sliminess, just a savory, delicious side dish that will turn okra haters into okra lovers! Super easy to throw together and very versatile.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetables
Keyword healthy side dish, oven baked, oven roasted vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 69kcal


  • Oven
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 pound fresh okra stems removed, okra sliced in half lengthwise or sliced into ¾-inch long pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or other neutral oil
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • seasonings 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.
    Raw fresh okra on baking sheet
  • 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.
    Roasted okra on baking sheet


  • 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. 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. Result will be the weight of one serving.



Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 5g