Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe (2024)

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posted by Amy Johnsonon May 8, 2017 (updated Sep 14, 2021) 48 comments »

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

When is season freshasparagus is a regular on our menu. I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they popup at the grocery storeeachyear, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I usually donotice and bring home a bunch or two for this easy and nutritiousRoasted Asparagus. Roasting accentuates flavors in vegetables unlikeothercookingtechniques. 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, aretossed 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 5-7minute 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 servingfish, 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 inAsparagus and ShrimpSalad.

I think you will find thisRoasted Asparaguseasy enough you will add it to your regular rotation too. The next time you’re servingchicken, steak, or broiled fish roast up a pan of asparagus and watch it disappear!

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Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

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Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Thissuper easy and nutritiousdish 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 published on May 8, 2017 (last updated Sep 14, 2021)

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48 comments on “Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe”

  1. janisReply

    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.

  2. MarinaReply

    these look delecious! thank you for the recipe, will have to try!

  3. MeganReply

    I maintain roasted asparagus with lemon is one of the best veggies, ever. Gorgeous.

  4. CharlieReply

    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 🙂

  5. Myrna SandersReply

    I made this and added chopped proscuitto and garlic. Yum!

  6. Ashley BensonReply

    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 🙂

  7. MommaReply

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

  8. Heidi @foodiecrushReply

    Definitely one of my go to spring into summer dishes. Ah heck, anytime of the year really.

  9. Lail | With A SpinReply

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

  10. Jodee WeilandReply

    Great idea and so delicious! Looks healthy as well…love it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. allie@ThroughHerLookingGlassReply

    Truly beautiful roasted asparagus…fresh rosemary and lemons….Mmmm!

  12. Natalie | Paper & BirchReply

    Looks great Amy! Asparagus has to be my favorite side-dish. Great shot too 🙂

  13. TeriReply

    Rosemary grows wild on hill behind my house. Add the lemon slices and this asparagus dish was sublime! I only had the asparagus for dinner and savored every mouthful. Your photo is irristible.

    • Amy Johnson

      What a treat, Teri! We miss our patches of rosemary and can’t wait to plant some more at our new home.

  14. GeorgeReply

    It’s complement.

  15. Fitoru ketoReply

    I so love asparagus! I’m thinking of trying this tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing!

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