BEST Oven-Roasted Asparagus 

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Made with only 4 ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes, this oven-roasted asparagus is the easiest and most delicious side dish recipe you have ever tried.

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So make this recipe if you are looking for a quick, easy-to-make side dish that pairs great with many main dishes. It requires such a few ingredients that it can be easily memorized, and you can change the quantities according to your taste. 

If you are a fan of asparagus, then you will also love our air fryer asparagus, cheesy garlic asparagus, and creamy asparagus soup recipe.

One of our favorite vegetables is asparagus because it’s crisp, flavorful, and ideal for roasting and grilling. Our favorite way to prepare asparagus is to roast it in the oven while making the main dish.

Why Are You Going To Love This Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • You will get to enjoy one of the perfectly roasted, tender stalks of asparagus.
  • It’s extremely easy to make using just four ingredients.
  • It’s an easy, healthy, and keto-friendly side dish.
  • It can be paired with many main dishes.
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Is Asparagus Keto?

It’s keto, of course! Asparagus is a vegetable you can eat on a ketogenic diet because of its low carb content. It only contains 3g of net carbohydrates. In addition, vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 are also abundant.

Ingredients For This Oven Roasted Asparagus

You will need only four ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen to create this delicious and easy side dish. 

Oven Roasted Asparagus Ingredients
  • Asparagus – When it comes to asparagus, the fresher, the better! To cook evenly, make sure they’re almost the same size.
  • Salt&Pepper – Regarding seasonings, we’re keeping things simple by only using salt and pepper, but you can also add your favorite seasonings if you want to.
  • Olive Oil – Our favorite oil for roasting veggies is olive oil, but you can also use coconut oil or even better!

How To Make This Oven Roasted Asparagus

This should be one of the easiest side dish recipes I have ever tried. Here is everything you have to do:

  1. Start by cutting 2-3 centimeters from the asparagus’s woody stem.
  2. Then arrange the asparagus spears on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. After that, you can drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the asparagus for about 15 minutes in the oven. You know it’s done when a fork easily pierces it.
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Recipe Variations 

This recipe is extremely easy to customize to your own preferences. Here are some great ideas:

  • You can add some lemon juice and lemon slices over the asparagus.
  • One of my best options is adding some shredded parmesan and mozzarella over the asparagus.
  • You can add some red pepper chili flakes if you like eating spicier.

Storing Ideas 

  • Fridge: The leftovers can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, put the leftovers on a baking sheet and reheat them at 375°F until hot.
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What to Serve with This Oven Roasted Asparagus

This Oven Roasted Asparagus is a great side dish for almost any recipe. Here are our favorite dishes that pair perfectly with this asparagus:

Equipment Needed To Make This Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • A knife and chopping board.
  • A baking tray.
  • Baking paper.

How Long To Cook Asparagus Depending On The Size?

The time it takes to roast asparagus is determined by the thickness of the stalks and the temperature at which they are roasted.

  • Small stalks: 10 minutes
  • Medium stalks: 15 minutes
  • Large stalks: 20 minutes

Health Benefits Of Eating Asparagus

  1. Asparagus contains the B vitamin Folate, a vital component that can help alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve your spirits and avoid irritation.
  2.  It’s loaded with antioxidants.
  3. Asparagus is a pretty low vegetable. Because it includes a decent amount of both insoluble and soluble fiber, it is a popular food suggested in weight-loss regimens.
  4. It not only helps with weight loss, but it can also help with constipation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Choose The Perfect Asparagus?

The asparagus stalks that are thinner and harvested at the right time are sweeter. However, the thickest ones may be hard and difficult to eat since they have been left too long in the ground.

How Do You Know When The Asparagus Is Cooked?

Look for tender asparagus gently browned at the tips and still somewhat crisp to decide if it is done.

Can I Freeze This Oven Roasted Asparagus?

This oven-roasted asparagus cannot be frozen because they get mushy and lose its delicious crispiness.

Do I Have To Pell Asparagus? 

It is not necessary to peel the asparagus as long as you get rid of the bottom of the stem; the rest is entirely edible.

More Keto Asparagus Recipes

Another great thing about this vegetable is that it can be used to create various delicious recipes. Here are some of them:

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

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Prep time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Made with only 4 ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes, this oven-roasted asparagus is the easiest and most delicious side dish recipe you have ever tried.
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  • Preheat the oven to 400F/220C.
  • Wash and clean the asparagus, then line a baking sheet with parchment pepper.
  • Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet, add the olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender for 15 minutes, depending on thickness.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with lemon juice and enjoy.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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