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Oven roasted asparagus on a baking sheet.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

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

Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 8 minutesTotal: 13 minutes


  • 1 1/22 pounds asparagus
  • 12 tablespoons avocado oil (sub: olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional garnish)
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional garnish)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse and snap off tough bottom ends of asparagus. Pat dry.
  3. Place asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with enough oil to coat the stalks. Season with the salt and pepper and toss again.
  4. Bake for about 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears. Shake the pan once or twice during the cooking time for even cooking. (Tip: 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.)
  5. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the top and/or sprinkle on some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy immediately.


How to Grill Asparagus: My other favorite way to cook asparagus is by grilling it using this recipe.

What to Do With Stalk Bottoms: My mom saves the tough bottoms of the stalks in the fridge or freezer and then uses them to make homemade cream of asparagus soup later.

© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Oven