Roasted Asparagus [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Recipes Side Dishes

Cook time Cook time: 15 minutes

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.

Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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 it 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 very good reasons to go ahead and enjoy it as often as you can!

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 pronounced 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.


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 too fat and not too skinny spears. If they are too skinny, they will dry out too quickly in the high heated oven.

Roasted Asparagus

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. 
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with some olive oil.
  • 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.
  • Spread them in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in oven approximately 12-15 minutes, or until crisp.



Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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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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