Roasted Asparagus [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Roasted Asparagus is a healthy and nutritious side dish, which is also super quick to make. This delicious recipe is very versatile, as you can season it in many different ways. Simply, add your favorite spices to it, or sprinkle with some shaved Parmesan cheese for enhanced flavors.

When it comes to the perfect side dish, roasted asparagus is on top of our list. It is so flavorful and healthy, that you cannot get enough of it. You can serve it with basically anything, from poultry, beef, pork or fish. We love to mix it with Mediterranean SalmonRoasted Beef Tenderloin or Slow Cooker Corned Beef.

Roasted Asparagus

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite go-to side dishes. Whenever we go out and eat steak or fish we always pair it with asparagus. It is such an easy recipe to make and can be served for a larger crowd. Roasting this veggie is the best way to get all the flavors out. It does not require many ingredients to make this a delicious homemade dish.

Of course, asparagus is very tasty on its own with just a touch of salt and pepper. However, in this version, we have toasted it with some olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, then added some fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.

Next, we roasted it for about 15 minutes till perfectly done. While roasting,  we want to avoid burning it, so checking on them after 10-minute mark.

Is roasted asparagus healthy?

This is one of the best veggies you can get. It has a good mix of everything in it. It is a super tasty green veggie, healthy and very nutritious. Among its benefits are high fiber content, along with many vitamins. It packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Similarly, studies show that it may help protect against certain forms of cancer. On top of being sure delicious, these are very good reason to go ahead and enjoy it as often as you can!

Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

How to perfectly roast asparagus?

To get the best results, follow the below steps:

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • First, make sure to wash and trim the asparagus.
  • Then, place it on a baking sheet (you can line the baking dish with parchment paper or foil if desired).
  • Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and some fresh lemon juice.
  • Lastly, place in the oven and bake for about 15 min. Check for doneness after 10-minute mark.

Roasted Asparagus Ideas and Variations

  • After the veggies are roasted, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over them.
  • Also, for deeper and more pronounce flavor, top them with some shaved Parmesan.
  • For bacon lovers, roll some bacon over each stem and bake.
  • Add some minced garlic to them before roasting.
  • For a spicier kick, add some hot pepper flakes.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Lemon

WHAT to SERVE WITH ROASTED Asparagus?

Some of our favorite suggestions would be:

Tips for Roasting Asparagus:

  • When buying asparagus look for freshness. You want to see bright green stalks with tightly closed tips.
  • Cooking time might vary based on their thickness. Also, the thicker they are the harder they are to chew. Ideally, you want to look for not to fat and not too skinny spears. If they are too skinny, they will dry out too quickly in the high heated oven.

Watch Recipe Video:

Save Recipe
5 from 1 reviews
Roasted Asparagus
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch  fresh asparagus  (about 18 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil  (plus more for the baking sheet)
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon zest 
  • 1 teaspoon  dried parsley flakes 
  • 1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  •  salt  (to taste)
  •  black pepper  (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with some olive oil.

  3. Wash and trim hard ends off asparagus and add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl, except salt and pepper, toss to coat them evenly.

  4. Spread them in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Roast in oven approximately 12-15 minutes, or until crisp.

Calories: 22 Carbohydrates: 4 Protein: 2 Fat: 0 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 0 Sodium: 2 Potassium: 227 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 850 Vitamin C: 6.3 Calcium: 27 Iron: 2.4
Save Recipe

Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus

Get free recipes to your inbox!

Comments

Leave a reply

Caitlin Wilker

my family is a huge fan of asparagus but i never thought about roasted them this way- looks absolutely delicious and def something my entire family would enjoy for dinner! thanks for sharing something easy and yummy!

Reply

Tasheena

Yummy! This recipes looks amazing and really savory. It would be the perfect side for dinner tonight for my family. 

Reply

Amber Myers

This would be such a fabulous side dish. I just love asparagus. I haven't tried it roasted like this before.

Reply

Ashley

Oh yum! Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to cook. I'll definitely have to try this recipe.

Reply

Sarah Bailey

Asparagus is such a great ingredient! I love the idea of roasting it I bet it adds a really interesting flavour to it.

Reply

Marcie W.

Our entire family eats a lot of vegetables and we all love asparagus, even the kids! This preparation seems both easy and delicious.

Reply

Pam

I love roasted asparagus. I always thought that I didn't like it but it turns out I just don't like it steamed!

Reply

Heather

Oh yum! Roasted asparagus is one of our family's favorites. I'm going to have to try this recipe.

Reply

Terri Steffes

I hope to start an asparagus bed this year. I love asparagus in the spring when the stalks are young and slender. I like to eat them roasted with a spray of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.

Reply

Cheryl Eugenio

We love asparagus (even had some for dinner tonight!) This looks yummy!

Reply

Ricci

Confession, I have never made asparagus in my LIFE! Crazy, I know. I really need to make it this way though, it looks so yummy!

Reply

Lisa Favre

I love, love, love asparagus however, my hubby is not a fan. Maybe this recipe will change his mind: it looks so good! (But I may also be bias since I love the vegetable so much).

Reply

Lynndee

I love roasted asparagus. It's my most favorite dish to pair with my grilled steak and baked potato. Yum!

Reply

Kathy

This looks so good. My daughters really love asparagus. I will have to make this for them sometime soon. I can't wait to try it.

Reply

Tim B

I HATED asparagus as a kid but love it as an adult. Isn't it amazing how our appreciation of tastes evolve as we mature. Will have to try out this recipe for sure!

Reply

funny thing, I hated it too and now I can't get enough!

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin
Share
Tweet