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using a spatula to pick up roasted asparagus from a baking sheet
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Roasted Asparagus

Here's a step-by-step guide for how to roast asparagus in the oven!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook asparagus, roasted vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 73kcal


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus usually 1 bunch
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper if desired. Set aside.

Prep the asparagus

  • Hold one asparagus spear with one hand on each end. Bend up and away from you, towards the flat end of the spear. When it snaps, use that spear as a guideline and chop the rest of the spears to match it in length.

Toss and bake

  • Add chopped asparagus to a large mixing bowl and add in oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix it well, making sure all the spears are coated.
  • Spread spears onto prepared baking sheet in a single even layer and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until asparagus can be easily pierced with a fork. Thinner asparagus spears may be done in about 10 minutes, so keep your eye on them.
  • If desired, sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.


  1. Calorie count shared is an estimate for 1 serving without the cheese.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg