Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Polly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Oven roasted asparagus is the easy veggie side your family will happily devour. Prepare for requests for seconds! 


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (garnish)
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (as garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and snap off tough bottom ends of asparagus.
  3. Place asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears. Shake the pan once or twice during the cooking time for even cooking.
  5. To check for doneness, prick with a fork. Asparagus should be crisp-tender. It will continue cooking even when removed from the oven, so don’t overcook it.
  6. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the top and sprinkle on some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy immediately.