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roasted asparagus with lemon and parmesan on a white oval plate
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Roasted Asparagus

from kristineskitchenblog.com
This Roasted Asparagus is so easy to prepare and the perfect side dish for your favorite meals. The asparagus cooks in the oven until it's tender on the inside and crispy on the tips. Seasoning ideas included in the recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 54kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste, coarse Kosher salt recommended

Optional Seasoning Ideas (use one, a few, or none, as desired)

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • sprinkle of dried Italian seasonings
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the asparagus and dry it well by patting it with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel.
  • Hold one spear of asparagus with a hand at each end and bend it until it snaps into two pieces. Discard the woody stem end that snapped off. Repeat this process with the remaining asparagus. Or, line up the rest of the asparagus next to the trimmed one and use a sharp chef's knife to trim off the ends so that the spears are the same length as the first one.
  • Place the asparagus spears on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer, with a little room between each spear if possible.
  • Sprinkle on salt and pepper. If you plan to add minced garlic or a sprinkle of Italian seasonings, toss it with the asparagus now. All other seasonings can be added after roasting.
  • Bake asparagus in the preheated oven for 10-18 minutes, until the spears are tender when pierced with a fork. Thin asparagus will cook very quickly, and thicker spears will take more time.
  • Serve roasted asparagus as is, or add one or more of the optional seasonings, as desired: a sprinkle of grated Parmesan, some crumbled goat cheese, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and/or toasted sliced or slivered almonds. Serve immediately.



  • Nutrition estimate does not include salt or optional seasonings/toppings, as these will vary.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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