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

roasted asparagus recipe

When is season fresh asparagus is a regular on our menu. I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they pop up at the grocery store each year, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I usually do notice and bring home a bunch or two for this easy and nutritious Roasted Asparagus. Roasting accentuates flavors in vegetables unlike other cooking techniques. Plus, it is 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 like to check on the asparagus at about 5-7 minute intervals to avoid burning. Depending on the oven, total cook time can vary.

Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite go-to side dishes when serving fish, chicken or steak. We’ve found it such a great option when serving a larger crowd. Not only is it quick, but a large amount can easily be roasted on one pan. Roasted Asparagus is also great sliced up and added to soups, pasta salads or a springtime risotto. We also enjoy it in Asparagus and Shrimp Salad.

Roasted Asparagus RecipeI think you will find this Roasted Asparagus easy enough you will add it to your regular rotation too.  The next time you’re serving chicken, steak, or broiled fish roast up a pan of asparagus and watch it disappear!

More easy and delicious side dish recipes to try:

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This super easy and nutritious dish is perfect compliment for any entree.


  • 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.
  7. Watch for preferred doneness. Add additional time if needed. Total roasting time should be between 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

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Originally posted April 2, 2012.