Roasted Asparagus [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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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 until perfectly done. While roasting,  we want to avoid burning it, so checking on them after a 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 a very good reasons 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. Also, watch the recipe video tutorial attached

  • 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 a 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


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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.

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Roasted Asparagus

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. 

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 mins



Nutrition information

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
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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!



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


Amber Myers

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



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


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.


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.



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



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


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.


Cheryl Eugenio

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



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!


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).



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



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.


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!


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


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