How To Cook Asparagus in the Oven - Fast & Easy

A step-by-step guide for how to cook asparagus in the oven! This oven roasted baked asparagus recipe is ready in under 20 minutes, with basic ingredients. It's the best way to cook asparagus!

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How To Cook Asparagus In The Oven - side view - overhead view on plate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


  • 1 lb Asparagus woody ends cut off
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet, all parallel.

  3. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder, if using.

  4. Use your hands to toss and turn the pieces, so that they are evenly coated in oil and seasoning. Rearrange in a single layer.

  5. Roast in the oven for 12 to 20 minutes, until crisp tender. (Time will depend on thickness of asparagus.)

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/4 lb, or 1/4 of entire recipe

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 86 | Fat: 7g | Total Carbs: 4g | Net Carbs: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 2g

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