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Roasted Asparagus with olive oil, garlic, lemon zest.

20 Best Asparagus Recipes: Oven Roasted Asparagus

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 22
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side dish, vegetables
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Asparagus is one of our favorite spring veggies! Roast it in the oven and serve it as a healthy side dish; fold it into stir-fries, sautees, or pasta; turn it into a lovely soup or risotto, or shave it raw into a salad—it is easy to cook at home! (Oven-baked asparagus


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: a squeeze of lemon, fresh herbs, optional parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Trim asparagus: Hold one spear of asparagus in your hand, and with your fingers snap off the rough end. Note where it naturally breaks. Use this as a guide to trim the remaining asparagus, laying it next to the others. Cut the remaining spears to match this length.
  3.  Toss the trimmed asparagus in a bowl with olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, salt & pepper.
  4. Lay spears out in a single layer on a  parchment-lined sheet pan.
  5. Roast until just tender (yet still vibrant green), about 15-25 minutes, depending on size and thickness, tossing halfway through. 
  6. Once tender squeeze with lemon juice, and give a good toss. Taste for salt, adding more if needed. 
  7. Place in a serving dish and garnish with any of the optional garnishes. 


Serve the roasted asparagus as a side dish, or cut and add to salads, pasta salads, etc.


  • Serving Size: with 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Calories: 127
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 294.6 mg
  • Fat: 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.3 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg