Oven Roasted Asparagus

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With parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and garlic, this Oven Roasted Asparagus is an easy and flavorful side dish. Ready in just 15 minutes!

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Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one vegetable that is quickly becoming a favorite in my family. I’ll admit that until recently, I never cooked it often but after trying bacon wrapped asparagus and asparagus casserole, I can’t seem to get enough.

This oven roasted asparagus is my easiest asparagus recipe to date. Fresh asparagus is tossed with lemon juice, butter, and a handful of spiced then roasted in the oven. Once it’s done, it’s topped with freshly grated parmesan. Simple but bursting with flavor!

Roasted asparagus on a baking sheet

Why You’ll Love This Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

This asparagus recipe has become one of our favorite vegetable side dishes.

  • Ready in 15 minutes. This recipe is so simple that it comes together in just 15 minutes.
  • Easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll need asparagus, lemon juice, butter, and a handful of spices to make this recipe. I usually already have everything on hand when I grab the asparagus at the store!
  • Versatile. Crunchy asparagus pairs beautifully with almost any main entree. See below for lots of suggestions!
Overhead view of ingredients needed to make oven roasted asparagus

What You’ll Need

This roasted asparagus requires just a few ingredients and a handful of common spices. See the recipe card below for measurements.

  • Asparagus – Look for a bunch that is firm with no discoloration.
  • Avocado oil
  • Melted butter – Helps the seasonings stick.
  • Lemon juice – Adds a pop of bright citrus flavor.
  • Spices – Garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme, and parsley season the asparagus.
  • Parmesan cheese – Freshly grated from the block.

How To Make Oven Roasted Asparagus

This oven roasted asparagus recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

  • Season the asparagus. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus spears. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with the olive oil, butter, lemon juice, and seasonings. Toss to coat.
  • Bake. Bake for 8-14 minutes, until the asparagus reaches your desired doneness.
  • Serve. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Enjoy!
Oven Roasted Asparagus with a spatula

Tips for Success

Here are a few tips for making the best oven roasted asparagus.

  • Trim the asparagus. To trim the asparagus, see where the stems naturally bend. You can either bend and snap them off at this point or use a knife to trim them evenly.
  • How long should I roast asparagus? This will depend on how thick the stalks are as well as how tender you want your asparagus. I start checking at about 8 minutes.
  • Customize the seasonings. Feel free to customize the seasonings to your preference. Add more red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick or omit them if desired.
  • Prepare in the air fryer or on the grill. Though this is an oven recipe, you can make the asparagus in the, air fryer, grill, or sauté on the stovetop. too.
Oven roasted asparagus on a plate

Serving Suggestions

Oven roasted asparagus is a very versatile dish. It goes well with any protein, such as honey glazed salmon, air fryer steak, chicken Francaise, shrimp scampi, pan seared scallops, or fried pork chops. It would also go well with various pastas (especially with a white sauce), rice, risotto, or gnocchi.

Proper Storage

  • Fridge. The leftovers do get soft if not eaten straight away, but they can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat. Reheat in the microwave or pop in the air fryer until heated through.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

With parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, parmesan, and garlic, this Oven Roasted Asparagus is an easy and flavorful side dish. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Servings: 4 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes


  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • Clean and cut the ends of the asparagus off.
  • Add the asparagus to 2 parchment paper lined 9×13 baking sheets.
  • Top the asparagus with avocado oil, butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and thyme. With clean hands toss the asparagus in the seasonings.
  • Bake for 8-14 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus and if you like your asparagus al dente or softer.
  • Remove the baking sheets from the oven.
  • Top the asparagus with the parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • You can also top it with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if you like.

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Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1186IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg


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2 comments on “Oven Roasted Asparagus”

    1. Thanks Kris. I just corrected that. You could use extra virgin olive oil as a substitute though.