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How to Make Roasted Asparagus Recipe in Oven

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How to make roasted asparagus in the oven is such an easy way to enjoy a side dish vegetable in a whole new way! Baking asparagus is a perfect cooking method to bring out flavor & add to any main dish or serve during the holidays! 

Roasted asparagus

Did you know May is National Asparagus Month? It is, and today is your lucky day because I have a super easy roasted asparagus recipe for you to try.

Asparagus is the star of spring gardens and is packed with quite the nutritional punch. Loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, it is also full of antioxidants placing it as one of the top vegetables to fight off free radicals.

It is full of fiber and a good source of folate too. 

I just know it is the secret ingredient in our vegetable quiche that makes it taste so good and goes so well with our air fryer salmon and orange glazed salmon too! 

Asparagus spears

Cooking Asparagus on Stove

I normally make this family favorite vegetable by sauteing in a frying pan with a little bit of butter.

But last fall I discovered roasting asparagus in the oven took on a whole new dimension! It was so delicious that it is now our preferred way to enjoy as a side with any meal.

What you need to make roasted asparagus in oven

Asparagus roasted in oven

You will only need a few items to make this asparagus recipe a success. 

  • Baking Sheet- a simple baking sheet will be the cooking tool of choice. Make sure it is a large enough pan to hold all the asparagus spears in one even layer so that all the spears are touching the baking pan. 
  • Cooking Tongs– These help to stir the spears as they are cooking and to also remove them from the tray when done roasting. 
  • Serving dish– if enjoying as a side dish vegetable, use this oval baker or one like it. The shape will work for long asparagus spears. 

Ingredients for roasted asparagus

There is no easier recipe for vegetables than this one! Simple ingredients create the best foods!

  • Asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Yep. That's it. Only 3 ingredients!

How to roast asparagus in the oven

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. 

While oven is heating up, wash and trim the asparagus spears by running under cool water. 

Tip: To know where to trim the spears, take one piece of asparagus and gently bend the stalk until it snaps. Place the longest piece next to the bunch lined up at the spear and cut the bunch to match the broken end. 

Place spears on the baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil and top with salt & pepper. 

Toss lightly to cover completely and place in the oven

Roast asparagus in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. 

Remove and place on a plate or in a baking dish

Roasted Asparagus

1-2 bunches fresh asparagus

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. fresh pepper

To make: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash asparagus.

Take one stalk out of the bunch and gently bend until stalk snaps. Place this piece next to the bunch and use as a guide, cut the entire asparagus at breaking point.

Place prepped asparagus on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

Cover with salt and pepper and give a light toss.

Place in oven and roast for 15 minutes. Stir gently and roast another 5-10 minutes.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

How to eat asparagus

You can certainly eat asparagus raw as part of a nice veggie tray and can be enjoyed with dip or guacamole, or with as a side dish with Lemon Salmon Kebabs!

Be sure to buy the thin stalks as the larger thicker variety tend to be “woody” and not as flavorful.

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Yield: 4

How to Make Roasted Asparagus in Oven

Roasted asparagus

Roasted Asparagus in the oven is so delicious! With tender stalks of al dente asparagus sprinkled with salt, it can almost be the star of the table rather than a tasty side dish! 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bunches fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash asparagus.
  3. Take one stalk out of the bunch and gently bend until stalk snaps. Place this piece next to the rest of the asparagus and use as a guide, cut the entire bunch at breaking point.
  4. Place prepped asparagus on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Cover with salt and pepper and give a light toss.
  6. Place in oven and roast for 15 minutes. Stir gently and roast another 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1164mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Original post: 5/22/14

Updated post: 9/1/20

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