Oven-Roasted Asparagus


Roasted asparagus seasoned with garlic, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is super quick to prep and roasting removes any bitterness. Try it next to lamb or grilled fish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This roasted asparagus recipe is incredibly popular among Allrecipes community members — and for good reason! It’s easy, customizable, and absolutely delicious.


How to Cook Asparagus

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

How to Trim Asparagus

The quickest and easiest way to trim your asparagus is to line up all the (clean) stalks on a cutting board, then use a sharp chef’s knife to cut off the thick ends. That’s all there is to it! If you’re worried about cutting at the wrong place, here’s a tip from recipe creator swedishmilk: “To remove woody ends, grab a stalk of asparagus at either end and bend until it snaps. It will naturally snap where it starts to get tough.”

How to Season Asparagus

This asparagus is simply seasoned with fresh garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice also lend tons of flavor. This is a versatile recipe, so feel free to add spices and customize the seasonings to suit your taste.

How to Cook Asparagus In the Oven

Roasting asparagus couldn’t be easier: Toss the asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle it with cheese and seasonings. Arrange the stalks in a single layer in a baking dish, then bake until tender. Sprinkle the roasted asparagus with lemon juice before serving, if you like. 

How Long to Bake Asparagus

In an oven preheated to 425 degrees F, the asparagus should be perfectly roasted after about 12 to 15 minutes. 

closeup of roasted asparagus spears on a white platter
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What to Serve With Roasted Asparagus 

Recipe creator swedishmilk suggests serving this roasted asparagus recipe with lamb or grilled fish – but it would also pair well with chicken, steak, or pork. If you’re looking for an entrée to serve with this delicious side dish: 

an overhead view of 3 filets of grilled sea bass fresh off the grill resting on a baking sheet
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How to Store Roasted Asparagus

This roasted asparagus will taste best the day it’s cooked. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“I used lemon-infused oil and it was delicious,” raves Kim. “Even my friends who aren't fond of asparagus were impressed.”

“Came out delicious and so easy,” according to cathcartflo. “I made a Hollandaise sauce to go with it and loved it.”

“Really easy to do,” says one Allrecipes community member. “I paired this with baked salmon and was able to cook both in the oven, together, at the specified temperature and time in this recipe and both tasted great!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place asparagus into a mixing bowl; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange asparagus in a single layer in a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

    a top down view of a family style serving of oven roasted asparagus on a decorative oval platter and garnished with fresh lemon zest and slices

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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