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Plate of roasted asparagus topped with parmesan, red pepper flakes, and a lemon wedge on the side. Beside the bowl are smaller bowls filled with red pepper, parmesan, and a cutting board with lemon slices.
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15 Healthy Asparagus Recipes (+ Roasted Asparagus)

15 asparagus recipes for spring plus how to make roasted asparagus, an easy and healthy side dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus recipes
Servings: 2


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • parmesan cheese for topping


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.
  • Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.


Serving: 6spears, no toppings | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1182mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g