Raw asparagus ready to be roasted for a Steak and Scallop dinner side dish.
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5 from 11 votes

Roasted Asparagus

Fresh asparagus roasted in the oven in less than 10 minutes for a simple and tasty side dish.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Judy Purcell


  • 16 ounces asparagus -- ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Position top oven rack in the middle of the oven, approximately 12 inches under broiler and turn broiler on HI. Prepare asparagus by trimming fibrous ends. Arrange asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet so that each spear is touching the pan and separate. Drizzle with olive oil and roll asparagus to coat well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Set asparagus under the broiler for 10-12 minutes, checking and turning (rolling 1/4 turn) asparagus every few minutes until lightly browned in spots and crisp tender. Cook slightly longer if a softer texture is preferred.


To roast asparagus more quickly, position oven rack just 6 inches below broiler, roast for 5-6 minutes.


Serving: 5ounces | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g