How to Cook Asparagus in the Oven

This Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is made with 5 simple ingredients in 20 minutes. Learn how to cook asparagus in the oven perfectly every time. Plus we share tips how to trim, season and store this vegetable.

What You Need

Wash asparagus with cold water from any debris and dirt. Dry completely with kitchen towel. Drying asparagus ensures oil and seasonings stick to it and guarantees crispy roasted asparagus.


Snap off about 1.5-2 inches end of one asparagus spear. Where it breaks easily, is where tender asparagus begins that’s ready for cooking.


Line a few more asparagus spears with one trimmed asparagus spear on a cutting board and using a chef’s knife cut all of them the same length. You can also snap each asparagus spear one by one.


Transfer trimmed asparagus on large rimmed baking sheet. Now we are ready to season and roast asparagus in the oven.


Drizzle asparagus with oil, then sprinkle with minced garlic, salt and pepper. Using your hands or tongs, toss asparagus to coat in seasonings evenly.


Move asparagus around the baking sheet so they don’t overlap and touch minimally. It’s OK if the asparagus is touching, just spread as much as possible for maximum crispness.


Roast asparagus in the preheated to 425°F oven for 12 minutes. The trick is to cook asparagus at the right oven temperature for the right amount of time.


Your roasted asparagus recipe is ready when you touch it with a fork and it pierces easily and yet is firm. Do not overcook. Remove from the oven immediately.



Refrigerate leftovers covered for up to 2 days. Do not freeze.

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