Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest, most foolproof recipes.

Simply chop the woody ends off washed asparagus spears (about the bottom two inches), spread them on a baking sheet, add a little oil and seasoning, and pop them in the oven.

Shake the pan once in a while so they don’t brown on one side, and take them out when they are cooked to your liking.

That’s it — you’re done.

This simple roasted asparagus recipe is a wonderful side dish with just about any meal, even this poached eggs breakfast!

Give it a flavor boost by adding chopped garlic before baking, or dress it up just before serving with chopped fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Pro tip: When choosing asparagus, select young asparagus with thin, tender stalks.

Thick asparagus tends to have woody texture, but if that’s all you can find, consider peeling it with a vegetable peeler.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus recipe
5 from 2 votes

Roasted Asparagus

This easy roasted asparagus recipe is a great side to any meal.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47 kcal
Author BODi


  • 2 lbs. fresh asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 

  2. Place asparagus on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake, shaking pan occasionally, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender-crisp. 

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 98mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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½ tsp.

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Roasted Asparagus

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