5 Minute Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven roasted asparagus is such an easy side dish that is healthy, delicious, and fast cooking.

Asparagus is served on a white plate with lemon, and sprinkled with Trader Joe's Everything Bagel seasoning.

Easy Asparagus Recipe

As a young cook, I detested roasting asparagus. It was always soggy, the asparagus was limp, and basically I’d throw my nose up in the air. I also knew how healthy asparagus was… something had to give.

Did you know that a common issue with roasting asparagus in the oven is that is overcooks super easily? It does not need much more than 5 minutes for normal sized asparagus spears. Large ones can take 8 minutes maximum.

It’s such a fast side dish to just pop in the oven real quick and toss on your plate. You don’t have to stand over a pan, baby sit any skillet, just put a timer on for five minutes, and do ya thang!

Roasted asparagus ingredients are asparagus, olive oil, salt, and garlic powder.

Ingredients:

  • Asparagus– Opting for thinner spears will result in a shorter cooking time. Thick spears of asparagus generally take 8 minutes to cook.
  • Olive oil– If you have a specialty olive oil company near you, go ahead and slather on a fun flavor! California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil is a great brand, too!
  • Garlic powder- Just sprinkle a little garlic powder on the asparagus after brushing them with olive oil.
  • Salt– A pinch of salt will greatly enhance the flavor combination of garlic and asparagus!

How to roast asparagus in the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut 2 inches off the bottom of the asparagus. Place them in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  3. Brush a little olive oil on the asparagus spears. Sprinkle a little garlic powder and salt.
  4. For smaller asparagus spears, cook for 5 minutes. Larger sized ones will take 8 minutes to cook.
  5. Remove from the oven immediately and serve! Mangia!
Asparagus is brushed with a basting brush to apply olive oil before roasting.

How to store cooked asparagus

In the fridge

Cooked asparagus can be placed in a glass airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

In the freezer

It is not recommended that cooked asparagus be preserved in the freezer. Upon reheating, the asparagus will likely have a very mushy texture.

How to reheat

Preheat the oven to 350° F and cook the asparagus for 5 minutes until it is warm.

Cooked asparagus is best when only cooked once, the texture will begin to soften upon reheating.

What goes with roasted asparagus

Asparagus is placed in a single layer on a baking sheet in preparation to roast.

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Asparagus is served on a white plate with lemon, and sprinkled with Trader Joe's Everything Bagel seasoning.

5 Minute Oven Roasted Asparagus

Sea Salt Savorings
Oven roasted asparagus is such an easy side dish that is healthy, delicious, and fast cooking.
5 from 32 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • Basting brush

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb raw asparagus
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the bottom 2 inches off the asparagus spears.
  • Lay the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet. Brush the olive oil on the asparagus using the basting brush. Sprinkle garlic powder and salt on top.
  • For smaller asparagus spears, roast for 5 minutes. Larger asparagus spears will need 8 minutes to cook. Do not overcook the asparagus as it will get very mushy. Remove from the oven immediately. Serve with your favorite meal. Mangia!

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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