Roasted Asparagus Recipe

This Roasted Asparagus is super quick to make and is the perfect healthy side dish to serve with steak, chicken, fish or pork.

roasted asparagus recipe Asparagus isn’t something we eat often, but I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they show up at the grocery this time of year, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I did notice and brought home a small bunch for roasting. Roasting accentuates flavors in vegetables unlike other cooking techniques. Plus, it’s so very easy.

Simple ingredients and a little bit of time are all that is needed. Asparagus, sprigs of rosemary, thin lemon slices, are tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, then roasted on parchment lined baking sheet until preferred doneness. While roasting, I check at about 5-7 minute intervals to avoid burning.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe I think you’ll find this Roasted Asparagus easy enough you’ll add it to your regular rotation.  This healthy side dish makes such a nice compliment to steak, or broiled fish. Or slice it up and add it to a springtime risotto.

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Roasted Asparagus Recipe
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A super easy and healthy side dish.
Recipe type: Vegetarian
  • 1 bundle/bunch of asparagus
  • 1 lemon
  • handful of rosemary sprigs
  • 2-tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  2. Thinly slice half of lemon.
  3. Prep asparagus shoots, and spread them along with the lemon slices and rosemary on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Toss all with olive oil, as well as salt and pepper.
  5. Squeeze juice from remaining half of lemon.
  6. Roast in oven for 7 minutes, then carefully turn asparagus over and continue roasting for another 8 minutes. Watch for preferred doneness. Add additional time if needed. Total roasting time should be between 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Originally posted April 2, 2012. Updated March 27, 2015.

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    I love asparagus and roasted asparagus is so, so good! It grows wild near my house and we anxiously await spring to come every year so we can go asparagus hunting.

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    Smith Bites says

    A fav-oh-rite veggie here at this house; I’m with you on crispy edges too! Asparagus also tells me spring is here -yahoo!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says

    I am definitely a fan of this! Looks lovely with those lemons!

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    Wenderly says

    I think that roasted asparagus is one of my all time fav! I must make some sooner than later!

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    Lovely! Roasted brussel sprouts or asparagus is one of my favorites. I love the brown spots and the nutty flavors. Spring is coming!

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    Michelle says

    I love seeing nice and simple recipes every now and then. Thanks! Can’t go wrong with this recipe.

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    Sheila says

    you’ve got me droolin’ over here….we love asparagus and I roast it all the time but never with lemon and rosemary! Got me a new favorite. Beautiful pictures too by the way.

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    Marly says

    I don’t know how you do it, Amy, but you make even asparagus in the raw look oh so delicious! The cooked version looks even better. I can’t wait to try this one!

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    Martha @ Weekend Doings says

    First time visiting your site, it is so beautiful! The asparagus look amazing. Funny thing, I just made roasted asparagus for dinner last night sans the lemon and rosemary. I will definitely will try them with lemon.

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    I’m with you the crispy asparagus tips are the best! Love mine roasted with lemon as well, I know what I’m making this weekend ;D

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    I’ve never tried roasted asparagus with rosemary before. I’d like to try it! My go-to option with asparagus is roasted with lemon and GOAT CHEESE. It’s pretty mind blowing.

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    So tasty looking :) I love asparagus and only cook it one way. Just a couple min. in a hot frying pan with a bit of butter and tiny bit of water. Just enough to make it fairly hot. But its getting old. I need to try this way :)

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    Ashley Benson says

    This looks SO good! I am leading a group in a Slow-Carb Diet this month and we are having a sampling party this weekend. We are all bringing a slow-carb food to share. I am going to make this! I love roasted asparagus, but always add tons of parmesan cheese. Well, for this month I am staying away from dairy. Your recipe is perfect!!! Next week I will write a blog about our party and all the food we sampled. I will link this roasted asparagus to your site! Come check it out! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Momma says

    My family loved this recipe. Its hard to cook healthy for a 3 yr old, but she loved it. Thanks for the post

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    Lail | With A Spin says

    One of our go to veggies during spring and summer. Roasting asparagus brings out the best test.

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