Elevate your vegetable game with our delicious Roasted Asparagus recipe that's perfect for any meal. Made with fresh and vibrant asparagus and roasted to perfection with parmesan, this side dish is a simple and flavorful way to add some green to your plate. Our easy-to-follow recipe will have you creating this classic dish in no time.
Honestly, before I learned to cook it properly I hated it…no steams or minimal flavor here! Also, this would work perfect served alongside a Sunday roast for a spring feel.
Why you'll love this
Simple and healthy
My Roasted Asparagus recipe requires only a few ingredients and minimal prep time, making it a quick and easy side dish to add to any meal. Plus, asparagus is packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, making it a healthy choice for any diet.
Whether you're cooking up a fancy dinner or just need a quick weeknight side dish, my Roasted Asparagus recipe is a versatile option that pairs well with a variety of main courses. You can serve it alongside grilled chicken, steak, or fish, or toss it into a salad for a healthy lunch option.
Perfectly crispy and flavorful
My recipe uses a simple seasoning blend and high heat to create perfectly crispy asparagus with a deliciously charred flavor. You'll love the satisfying crunch and smoky taste of this simple yet flavorful dish.
Ingredients and substitutions for Roasted Asparagus
- Asparagus: Fresh asparagus is best to draw out the flavors during roasting.
- Oil and butter: The oil is used to add a little moisture to the asparagus whilst the butter is added for additional flavor.
- Garlic: Garlic naturally brings out the flavor in asparagus whilst also complimenting the parmesan.
- Parmesan: Salty and cheesy takes this dish to the next level, unless you are lactose intolerant, you’ll be missing out if you don’t include this ingredient.
- Salt: Sea or kosher salt adds saltiness without overpowering the dish and complimenting all the flavors whilst also drawing out the water from the asparagus.
See recipe card for quantities.
Equipment needed to make this
Baking dish: A small ovenproof baking dish was used to stack the asparagus so they have some crunch and aren’t just dried out completely.
Grater: A grater for nice fine parmesan is needed.
FAQ's for the best Roasted Asparagus
Removing asparagus' springy parts
Asparagus has a natural breaking point simply by lightly bending in one direction, sometimes this is 1 inch from the base of the stem and sometimes it’s more, but that point where the asparagus stem breaks is where you remove the stringy part of the vegetable meaning these should result in a nice crunchy string-less dish!
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How to make Roasted Asparagus:
Preheat oven to 220C/430F.
Place asparagus, half the salt and olive into a baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes until ever so lightly golden on the edges.
Remove and add butter on top of the hot asparagus, garlic and parmesan.
Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the parmesan is mostly melted and the asparagus is lightly golden on the edges.
Serve up immediately.
This Roasted Asparagus recipe includes garlic and parmesan make the best roasting partners that is perfect for any spring spread.
500 grams / 1 pound fresh asparagus, washed and stringy parts removed (see FAQ’s)
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 grams / ⅔ tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
16 grams / 2 ½ tablespoons parmesan, grated
- Preheat oven to 220C/430F.
- Place asparagus, half the salt and olive into a baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes until ever so lightly golden on the edges.
- Remove and add butter on top of the hot asparagus, garlic and parmesan.
- Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the parmesan is mostly melted and the asparagus is lightly golden on the edges.
- Serve up immediately.
- Dig in!
Recipe by Roamingtaste
- Calories: 88 calories per serve
Keywords: sides, spring, spring produce, vegetarian side