This Baked Okra recipe is a delectable dish that is easy to whip up and makes for a yummy snack or side dish!
On busy days it is great to have an easy side dish to throw together with meals. Other great ones like this baked okra you have to try would be my Green Beans Almondine, Honey Glazed Carrots, and Oven Roasted Broccoli.
A versatile Vegetable
Okra is one of those vegetables that can be prepared in so many different ways. You can eat it fresh right off the vine. Another popular method is to boil it, although personally, it is not my favorite. Then there is fried okra. If you have ever been to any country style, or southern cooking restaurant, you know that fried okra will be on the menu. I love me some okra but there are times where I don’t want it fried (or boiled) which is what my inspiration was for this recipe!
This baked okra is fresh and can be whipped up in a snap. Plus it makes for a great afternoon snack or a side dish. These okra are coated in a simple but flavorful seasoning and baked to where they have that good crunch but are also soft at the same time.
How to make Baked Okra
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rinse your okra and dry with paper towels.
Next, cut off the stem ends and cut the okra into ¾ inch pieces.
Then, place the okra onto a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well together.
Bake okra in the oven for about 15 minutes until they are slightly browned and tender.
Finally, serve and enjoy!
Storage and Reheating
You can STORE this baked okra in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.
To REHEAT this dish you can do so in a pan in your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, or until everything has warmed through. You can also warm this up in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Check out more of our delicious side dishes:
- Zucchini Fries
- Instant Pot Asparagus
- Oven Baked Beans
- Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
- No Soak Instant Pot Pinto Beans
Baked Okra Recipe
- 1 lb fresh okra
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse your okra and dry with paper towels.
- Cut off the stem ends and cut the okra into ¾ inch pieces.
- Place the okra onto a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well together.
- Bake okra in the oven for about 15 minutes until they are slightly browned and tender.
- Serve and enjoy!
Where I live I never see fresh okra only frozen. Can frozen okra be used?
Hi Pamela, yes you can use frozen okra. You can either thaw them first or extend the cooking time if you start with them frozen. If you start with them frozen, you may want to turn them over after the first 15 minutes.