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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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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is an easy and healthy side dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be flavored in a variety of ways. Try topping it with fresh lemon, red pepper flakes or parmesan cheese. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted asparagus
Servings: 2


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • toppings: lemon crushed red pepper, parmesan cheese (optional)


  • 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 lemon juice (about 1 Tablespoon for the whole batch) and red pepper flakes (if using) just before serving. You can also add 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