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roasted asparagus on a sheet pan

Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


If you are wondering the best way to make roasted asparagus without it turning mushy, limp and watery you are in the right place! I am going to show you how to roast asparagus, and a simple way of jazzing it up with just a couple simple ingredients.



2 bunches asparagus, pithy ends snapped off

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lay asparagus on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and then spread out into a single layer.
  2. Roast the asparagus, rolling them over once if desired, until crisp tender, 8 to 12 minutes for very thin to thin spears and 13 to 15 minutes for thicker spears. Serve immediately.


For additional flavor, top the roasted asparagus with any of the following combinations:

  • Lemon and Herbs: 1 tablespoon chopped Chives, 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon, ½ lemon zested and juiced
  • Pesto: Thin two tablespoons pesto with 1 tablespoon olive oil (or water for a lower calorie option.)
  • Vinaigrette: Drizzle on 3 to 4 tablespoons favorite vinaigrette.
  • Hollandaise: Drizzle with 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup fresh warm hollandaise sauce.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6th batch
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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