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Finished roasted asparagus on parchment paper.

Perfect Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simplest of asparagus recipes makes the perfect early season side dish that everyone loves. With just a few ingredients and the right oven temperature, you’ll have the perfect bright green asparagus with caramelized edges.



1.5 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 small clove garlic, minced

Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper

Optional Add-ons:

Grated parmesan

Lemon wedges or reduced balsamic for drizzling


Preheat the oven to 425ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the asparagus evenly out and drizzle the olive oil over the top. Toss the spears together with the oil and garlic to distribute the garlic.

Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and roast until bright green and just tender, 7 minute for thin spears and 10-12 for thick asparagus spears.

Serve immediately.

Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan if desired and squeeze a lemon wedge or drizzle reduced balsamic over the top.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Asparagus Parmesan, Oven Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Asparagus with Lemon