Asparagus is the oh-so-delicious, often forgotten perfect side dish vegetable. Do you steam it? Grill it? Make it in the oven? Oven-roasted asparagus is an easy side dish for all meals.
You can do all of the above but one of the absolute most delicious ways to make it is with the super easy oven-roasting recipe.
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It can be served with any number of main courses and is particularly good with a nice steak or fish.
You can often find asparagus that is very thick or very thin at your local supermarket. Either will do but if you can find a nice bunch of medium-sized stalks – all the better.
The ingredients are simple and common in most kitchens. The whole recipe only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
How To Make Easy Roasted Asparagus
With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a tasty and healthy side dish that goes with every meal.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Asparagus Roasting Tips
This is a super-simple recipe, but here are some tips that will make it even easier.
Can I Store Leftovers?
Absolutely! Whether you’re refrigerating or freezing, ensure the roasted asparagus is completely cool to the touch before storing.
To refrigerate, place in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
What Can I Serve This With?
The best part about this side dish is that it can pair with SO many main dishes. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Easy Brown Sugar Pork Chops
- Mushroom and Onion Baked chicken
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatloaf
- Easy Honey and Mustard Pork Loin Steak
Is Lining the Pan with Tin Foil Necessary?
Nope, it’s not necessary at all! We do love this step because it helps lots with clean-up and retains all the oil and spices on the asparagus itself.
Are There Any Ingredient Alternatives?
Feel free to have fun with the seasonings! We went pretty basic and stuck with salt, pepper and garlic powder (we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you!) but feel free to mix it up with other spices such as:
Make It In The Air Fryer
You can also roast asparagus in the air fryer! Follow the same steps, just shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking time. The air fryer will make the asparagus nice and crispy, and you won’t have to use nearly as much oil as when you bake it in the oven.
Easy Oven-Roasted Asparagus Recipe
- Shallow Baking Dish
- Ziploc Bag (Optional)
- Baking Pan
- 1 bunch medium sized asparagus
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt regular salt or sea salt is fine
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Trim asparagus stems, cutting off bottoms and leaving tops with about 2 inches of stems.
- Place in ziploc bag or shallow baking dish and coat well with olive oil.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes until tender.
More Easy Oven Recipes
If you enjoyed this asparagus recipe, here are some more recipes you can make in the oven.