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Oven roasted asparagus baked with lemon on a white plate with tongs.
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How to Roast Asparagus

Roasting asparagus is a simple and delicious side dish or appetizer for any occasion. You can dress it up with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting, but you don't have to do anything else if you're short on time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, roasted asparagus
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 87cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $3


  • large, rimmed baking sheet
  • Cutting board
  • knife
  • parchment paper


  • 1 pound asparagus peeled, and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place trimmed asparagus on it in one layer, not touching each other.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika or cayenne pepper (optional).
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes until tender but still crisp. It will have a brighter green coloring. Serve immediately with lemon wedges if desired.


Nutritional facts may vary and are meant to be a guide.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 87cal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg