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Roasted Asparagus spears on a plate

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus is perfectly cooked fresh asparagus. By roasting the asparagus in the oven you end up with crisp tender spears. Exactly what you want! Add a little parmesan cheese or lemon zest to dress up your Oven Roasted Asparagus.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus cooked in the oven, asparagus side dish, how to cook fresh asparagus, How to roast asparagus in the oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • large pinch of kosher salt
  • *Optional- parmesan cheese or lemon zest


  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Trim the hard ends from the asparagus and discard.
  • Place the asparagus on a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Using clean hands, toss the asparagus to coat with the oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, shaking the pan half way thru to rotate the asparagus.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  • Optional-- sprinkle with lemon zest or parmesan cheese.


This is a recipe for fresh asparagus - do not use frozen asparagus in this recipe.