10 Minute Roasted Asparagus


roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to make because of how quick and brainless it is. I mean, who doesn’t like a perfectly seasoned side dish in 10 minutes? I serve this roasted asparagus with a variety of main courses and sometimes even toss it into more robust salads. Let me show you how easy it is to make: 

Step 1: Cut and Store Asparagus Properly

I only grocery shop once a week so I don’t always cook asparagus the day I buy it. To keep it fresh as long as possible I cut off about an inch at the end. Cut above the rubberband so that you can easily grab the ends and toss them.

Then fill a mason jar or small container with about 2 inches of water and set the asparagus inside. Keep it in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Step 2: Season and Bake

roasted asparagus

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and pull out your asparagus. Lay it out on a cookie sheet lined with foil (for easy clean-up) and drizzle olive oil over the top. Roll the asparagus side to side to spread around the olive oil. Sprinkle on kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Pop it in the oven for 10 minutes and VOILA! You’re done!

Step 3: Serve

roasted asparagus

Let the asparagus cool for a minute or two and then serve it alongside your favorite main course. Sometimes I serve it with Crockpot Baby-Back Ribs or Grilled Steak. But if I want to go on the lighter side I pair it with Dijon Salmon or Apricot Sage Chicken. Roasted asparagus goes with nearly anything; it is even delicious chopped up inside pasta and rice dishes or tossed in salads. What do you think you’ll serve it with? Happy Cooking ya’ll!

10 Minute Roasted Asparagus

Heidi Davison
Roasted asparagus is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a side dish. It pairs well with all meat and even tastes great tossed in salads.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 bunch asparagus washed and ends removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil more if desired
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste


  • Lay asparagus flat on a lined cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus. Roll side to side to coat.
  • Sprinkle desired amount of salt and pepper on top.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.


This roasted asparagus is one of my favorite side dishes because it only takes 10 minutes to make! The seasonings are simple and the vegetable goes with any piece of meat. Sometimes I even cut them up and toss them in my favorite salad or rice dish.

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  • This is my favorite veggie!! We love your recipes, Heidi!!

  • 5 stars
    Got a really good chuckle!! Thanks!!

    10 minutes later VIOLA! Don’t mean to be a jerk, but thanks for the laugh!

    • Glad I could give you a chuckle! LOL! I’ll be fixing that. Hope nobody named Viola read that. ::teehee::

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