Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus arranged artfully on a white serving platter

The mascot of spring vegetables. Roasted Asparagus is the simplest way to enjoy this seasonal delight and bring out its earthy, sweet flavor.

The king of spring

Asparagus is the embodiment of spring- for a cook anyway! It springs from the earth year after year as soon as the ground has thawed and continues to grow until the days get too warm, making room for the summer produce to begin to take over center stage.

How to make roasted asparagus

Nutritional benefits of asparagus

Asparagus is rich in essential vitamins such as A, C, E, and K, as well as folate and fiber. It is also a natural source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, promoting heart health, digestive function, and immune system support. if you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of Asparagus check out this article by Healthline.

Ways to enjoy roasted asparagus

Of course the most obvious & most common way to enjoy roasted asparagus is as a simple side dish. But it actually a wonderful base that you can do many things with. Try Tossing roasted asparagus with lemon zest and Parmesan cheese for a zesty twist, or sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving for a more savory delight. For a hearty main course, incorporate roasted asparagus into pasta dishes, salads, or grain bowls, adding depth and texture to every bite. It is also a wonderful addition to an omelette or frittata. The versatility of roasted asparagus is impressive and just waiting for you to explore the endless ways to enjoy this vegetable.

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Roasted Asparagus arranged artfully on a white serving platter

Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is the "King of Spring" in the wonderful world of vegetables and preparing it couldn't be easier. Simply toss with olive oil, salt & pepper and bake for 12-15 minutes until tender.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean


  • 2 lbs Fresh asparagus (not too skinny)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Slice the bottoms off the asparagus on a diagonal
  • Place the asparagus on a plate or prep try and coat the asparagus lightly and evenly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and use tongs to lift the asparagus from the prep tray to the sheet pan. (This is so you leave any excess oil behind)
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus.
  • Optional: Finish with a fresh squeeze of lemon before serving or a spinkle of parmesan cheese.

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