We love nothing more than an easy side dish and it is simple to learn how to cook asparagus in the oven. Roasted asparagus is so tender and loaded with flavor for a really delicious side dish in minutes.

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How to cook asparagus in the oven:

Once you learn how to cook asparagus in the oven, you are going to want to make this all the time. Asparagus is a family favorite, especially when it is on sale and we can snag it for a good price.

This roasted asparagus recipe is one of our favorite ways to cook asparagus. Today, I wanted to show you how to cook asparagus in the oven.

Just because you are using your oven, doesn’t mean you are going to take a long time. This easy side dish is ready in 10 minutes!

It really is so quick and easy and your family can enjoy a great side dish. Even during busy weeknights this side dish can easily be put together.

You will love how quick it is! A healthy and delicious side dish in 10 minutes? Yes please!

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Cooking Asparagus in the oven is delicious!

As long as you do not not overcook asparagus, you can have a delicious side dish with hardly any work! I like to top it with some fresh cherry tomatoes to make this side dish even more delicious.

If you are afraid of asparagus, then today is the day to try it. It is so delicious and as long as you keep it slightly crisp, even the kids will love it.

I have had the pickiest eaters (adults included) admit that they love roasted asparagus. My favorite part is that you can have a healthy and delicious side dish cooked in 10 minutes!

Everyone will love this! Give it a try and let us know what you think. The flavor is amazing and so delicious.

Learn how to store asparagus and keep it fresh.

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  • Asparagus
  • Olive Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy side dish. It is super easy but so flavorful.

Ingredients to make Roasted Asparagus: Asparagus, Olive OIl, Salt, Pepper and Minced Garlic

How to Cook Asparagus in the oven:

First, preheat the oven.

How to trim asparagus

While the oven is preheating go ahead and trim the asparagus. You want to get all the rough ends cut off.

Next, line a cookie sheet with foil.

Lay asparagus on the cookies sheet in an even layer to roast the asparagus.

Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with the minced garlic, salt and pepper.

Trimmed Asparagus on a sheet pan

How can you tell if asparagus is cooked?

Cook for 7-10 minutes based on thickness of the asparagus until asparagus darkens slightly and is tender. Do NOT overcook. The asparagus should still be crisp. It will continue cook as it sits.

This is the key! You don’t want soggy and limp asparagus.

It only takes a few minutes to cook and you want it still crispy. The kids actually will eat it if it is crispy. They might just surprise you!

Asparagus can be expensive if you are not shopping smart. Only make asparagus when it is on sale and in season. Normally you will get the best prices from August to November.

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Make sure you download our What in Season? Printable – Free Calendar of Fruits and Vegetables in Season, so you will know when produce is in season and at its lowest price.

We love to save money and easy recipes like this really help to keep our grocery budget reasonable and our families happy. It is possible to save time and money while serving your family great meals.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

It is possible to feed your family healthy and delicious meals while also saving money. You will love this easy side dish and if you grab it on sale, it is very frugal.

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What goes good with asparagus?

There are so many great meals that are quick and easy and go with this baked asparagus.

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5 from 3 votes
How to cook asparagus in the oven. Try this delicious Roasted Asparagus Recipe today. Cooking asparagus in the oven is quick and easy to do.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 55
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Trim the edges of the asparagus off. You want to get all the rough ends cut off.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up.
  • Lay asparagus on the cookies sheet in an even layer.
  • Drizzle lightly with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic, salt and pepper over the top of the asparagus.
  • Cook for 5-8 minutes based on the thickness of the asparagus (thinner asparagus will cook faster) until asparagus darkens slightly and is tender. Do NOT overcook. The asparagus should still be crisp.

Recipe Notes

This asparagus recipe is best served immediately while fresh but will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 55kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 148mg, Potassium 234mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 858IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love asparagus, so I’m always looking for different ways to prepare. I changed up your recipe a bit. Used garlic powder instead of garlic salt, then sprinkled lemon pepper over(before roasting). Yum!

    Also wanted to let you know that your money & time saving tips are invaluable. Your recipes are easy to follow, & don’t require a lot of “fancy” ingredients. So glad to have found your site!

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