Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

5 from 8 votes

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Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.

Grab three ingredients and find 15 minutes while making dinner to make this amazingly simple yet delicious side dish. It’s perfect for any meal because with this roasted asparagus recipe you can customize it to your liking! Roasted Asparagus is so easy to make, why not add it to your dinner?

Baked Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

You’ll only need three ingredients to make perfect roasted asparagus. Then once you get the base right, you can add whatever seasonings you’d like to customize this side dish to your main course.

  • Asparagus – of course, you’ll need asparagus to make this roasted asparagus recipe. Try to look for a bunch with similar thickness throughout.
  • Olive Oil – this should evenly coat the asparagus stalks to roast correctly.
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste! If you like it saltier, add some more salt.

How to Roast Asparagus

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash asparagus and dry in a clean kitchen towel. Snap woody ends off of each piece. (If you try to bend it close to the ends, it will naturally break.)
  3. Place whole asparagus spears onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Spread to create one even layer on the baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until browned to your liking.
  4. Remove from oven and serve hot.

How Long to Roast Asparagus

It really depends. If you have very skinny asparagus, this might only take 5-10 minutes. If your asparagus is thicker, this will be 10-15 minutes. So try to find a bunch that has around the same thickness throughout.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus Variations

So now that you have this very simple roasted asparagus recipe down, you can now customize it to fit your dinner. Here are some seasoning ideas that you could implement right before baking.

Lemon Zest and/or Juice – for a fresh taste!

Parmesan Cheese – for Italian dinners. Lightly sprinkle.

Red Pepper Flakes – for a bit of spice!

Balsamic Vinegar – for a sweet-tart flavor.

Garlic – who doesn’t love more garlic!

Or for more recipes using asparagus, check these out: Easy Quiche Recipe with Chicken Sausage & AsparagusAvocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches, and Warm Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts Salad.

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5 from 8 votes

Roasted Asparagus

Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash asparagus and dry in a clean kitchen towel. Snap woody ends off of each piece. (If you try to bend it close to the ends, it will naturally break.)
  • Place whole asparagus spears onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Spread to create one even layer on the baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until browned to your liking. (If you have very skinny asparagus, this might only take 5-10 minutes. If your asparagus is thicker, this will be 10-15 minutes.)
  • Remove from oven and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, how long to roast asparagus, how to roast asparagus, oven roasted asparagus, roasted asparagus, roasted asparagus recipe
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20 Responses
  1. haley

    5 stars
    hmm yummy asparagus, my all children like this and want to make more.
    such an amazing and delicious dish and also made it easily.

  2. Sheri Miller

    I love my asparagus prepared this way. Before I found this recipe, asparagus was always a fail in my house! Thank you Lauren!

  3. Natalie Minnick

    5 stars
    What a quick and easy way to prepare asparagus! MY family loves it during the spring and can’t wait to have more once they are in season again.

  4. Ellen B

    5 stars
    wow – quick and easy! I am going to try this recipe. I am the only one who eats asparagus in the house – my favorite veggie! I made quite a bit of your recipes – love the pizza dough one!

  5. Linda Wilshire

    Hi Lauren,
    Can’t wait to try this recipe! I was just at our local grocery store and asparagus was on sale! I usually cook asparagus on the stove – but this sounds so easy!! I don’t really like to cook much ( cuz I’m not that great at it!) I like to bake though😂 Thanks for having such clear directions on your recipes.