Crispy Roasted Okra

Crispy Roasted Okra

This crispy roasted okra recipe will change the way you think about okra. I promise! Every time I mention okra to people, I get a funny look. You love what? Okra? Ugh. Isn’t it kind of gummy? I hate the texture. Once you roast okra, you will never refer to it as gummy again. Jump to Recipe

Crispy Roasted Okra
Crispy Roasted Okra

This recipe is too simple to even create a recipe card.

North Carolina Okra
North Carolina Okra

Okra tip #1 – Don’t rinse it off – just brush it off like you would for mushrooms. Okra + water = gummy. This is why okra was a key ingredient in southern stews like gumbo – it’s a natural thickener.

Sliced Okra
Sliced Okra Tossed With Olive Oil and Salt

Okra Tip #2 – Cut the tops and bottoms off your okra. Slice the okra in half lengthwise. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Don’t let it get wet.

To roast the okra – Cook in a 400 to 450-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the okra a little bit after 10 minutes or so. If you like your okra with a little bit of a dark char on it, cook the pan as close to the heat source as you can get it. My kids and I eat this right off the pan. If your okra is larger, you can even slice your okra into thirds or quarters.

Okra Ready For the Oven
Okra Ready For the Oven

While okra is in season, we have been having roasted okra 3 to 4 times a week. Crispy oven-roasted okra – no gooey, gummy, chewiness! I promise. Try it…

Crispy Roasted Okra Recipe

Crispy Roasted Okra

Super easy way to cook okra - crispy, crunchy, delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 lb okra
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the tops and bottoms off the okra.
  2. Slice the okra lengthwise - either in half or thirds or quarters.
  3. Toss with olive oil and salt.
  4. Spread evenly on a cookie pan.
  5. Cook at 400 to 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Adjust time and temperature based on your search for crisy, crunchiness. If you like very crispy roasted okra, cook at a higher temperature and closer to the heat source.
Some of our other favorite veggie sides …

Sauteed Broccoli With Crispy Garlic

Garlicky Lemon Chard

Baby Asparagus and Crispy Garlic Saute

Green Garlic Scape Hummus

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

8 thoughts on “Crispy Roasted Okra”

    1. Thanks, Mirlandra! I thought I was the last one to roast okra, but everyone I mention it to seems to be excited to try it.

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