Home > Side Dishes > Roasted Asparagus Roasted Asparagus March 15, 2020 | 32 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Delicious Roasted Asparagus with the perfect easy seasoning blend and grated Parmesan cheese. Add a little crunch with panko and/or breadcrumbs! Serve this asparagus alongside this Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, these creamy Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Carrots for the perfect side dish lineup. The Best Roasted Asparagus We love asparagus around these parts! It’s such a great vegetable that adds texture and flavor to so many dishes. It’s also perfect as a standalone side dish (especially for Easter or other holiday meals). Roasted Asparagus is also a great addition to a meat-heavy main course. Some of our favorite meals using Roasted Asparagus (besides as a side dish) are this One-Pan Sausage and Veggie Dish, this Balsamic Asparagus salad, or this One-Pan Lemon Chicken. Beyond the scrumptious taste, there are also many health benefits. Another great thing about asparagus is how quickly it can be ready. In only about 10 minutes of roasting time, you can have this delicious side dish on your table. Ingredients In This Oven Roasted Asparagus Asparagus: The main component and star of the dish. It’s roasted to bring out its natural flavors and tenderness. Olive Oil & Melted Butter: These are fats that help in roasting the asparagus, making it tender and giving it a rich flavor. They also help the other seasonings adhere to the asparagus. Salt, Dried Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, & Freshly Cracked Pepper: These are seasonings that add flavor to the asparagus. Panko Bread Crumbs (or Breadcrumbs): Adds a crunchy texture to the roasted asparagus. Parmesan Cheese: Gives a salty, umami flavor and also contributes to the crispy outer layer when roasted. QUICK TIPMonitor Asparagus Thickness: As it varies, check doneness visually instead of just by time. How To Roast Asparagus Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare a large baking sheet. Wash the asparagus and dry thoroughly. Snap off woody ends. Place asparagus on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and melted butter. Season with salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Toss again. Spread asparagus in a single layer on the sheet. Bake for 7-11 minutes, until browned and tender. Finish by sprinkling with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan. Serve roasted asparagus immediately. FAQs Shopping For And Storing Asparagus Choose straight, plump asparagus and avoid those with dry ends. Preference for thin or thick stems is up to you: thin is sweeter and tender, while thick has a meatier texture and stronger flavor. For storage up to 5-6 days: Trim 1 inch off the bottoms, stand them in a cup with 1-2 inches of water in the fridge, and cover loosely with a plastic bag. Bad asparagus signs: Sliminess, bad odor (fresh asparagus shouldn’t smell). How To Prep Asparagus Rinse asparagus under cold water and dry by rolling between two kitchen towels. Snap off the ends manually to ensure only the woody part is removed, preserving the tender stem. When Is Asparagus Fully Cooked? Roasted Asparagus is ready when bright green with a slight crunch. Test with a fork or bite. If it’s tough, it’s undercooked; if mushy, it’s overcooked. Besides being tasty, roasted asparagus offers health benefits. (read up more here) Tips For Success Use a Large Sheet Pan: This prevents overcrowding, ensuring the asparagus roasts rather than steams. I recommend a 15×21-inch sheet pan. Grate Parmesan with a Microplane: Achieves the ideal texture. Even Oil Distribution: Ensure the asparagus is evenly coated with oil for uniform roasting. Rotate the Pan: Halfway through roasting for even cooking. Season to Taste: After roasting, adjust salt and pepper if needed. Roasted Asparagus Accompaniments Shepherd’s Pie (reader favorite) Crock Pot Roast (incredible flavors) Bruschetta Chicken (great Spring meal) Baked Ziti with Chicken (cheesy comfort meal) Stuffed Shells (simple to make) FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Roasted Asparagus 4.89 from 9 votes - Review this recipe Delicious Roasted Asparagus with the perfect easy seasoning blend and grated Parmesan cheese. Add a little crunch to your roasted asparagus with panko and/or breadcrumbs! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Roasted Asparagus 4.89 from 9 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Delicious Roasted Asparagus with the perfect easy seasoning blend and grated Parmesan cheese. Add a little crunch to your roasted asparagus with panko and/or breadcrumbs! Course Side Dish, Vegetarian Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword Roasted Asparagus Prep Time 5 minutes minutes Cook Time 10 minutes minutes Total Time 15 minutes minutes Servings 4 - 8 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 173kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $3.52 Ingredients▢ 1 and 1/2 pounds asparagus, woody ends removed▢ 2 tablespoons olive oil▢ 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted▢ 1/2 teaspoon EACH: fine sea salt, dried Italian seasoning▢ 1/4 teaspoon EACH: garlic powder, freshly cracked pepper▢ 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs (or breadcrumbs - Note 1)▢ 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided InstructionsPreheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Use your largest baking sheet (I recommend a 15×21-inch sheet pan).Wash under cold water and dry completely. (Do this quickly by rolling the spears in between two kitchen towels.) Snap off the woody ends from each spear. Place the asparagus spears directly on the large sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and melted butter. Add the salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss until the spears are well coated. They need to have enough oil and butter so the panko and Parmesan will stick; add an additional tablespoon of oil if needed (if you have more than 1.5 pounds asparagus). Finally, sprinkle the panko and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Again, toss gently to ensure the panko and Parmesan coat all the spears.Spread the asparagus into a single even layer, making sure they aren't overlapping; otherwise, you get steamed instead of roasted asparagus (use 2 sheet pans if needed). Some of the panko/Parmesan will fall to the tray and that's fine as long as most of the asparagus is well coated. If not, sprinkle the mixture on the spears.Bake 7-11 minutes or until spears are lightly browned, tender, and the Parmesan cheese is melted. (this may vary depending on actual oven temperature and size of spears). Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on the hot asparagus. I like to take some of the toasted panko from the tray and add it on top of the bowl or platter of spears.Enjoy immediately while hot. Video Recipe NotesNote 1:Panko: I think panko makes all the difference for this asparagus, but regular breadcrumbs will also work. if you prefer, you can omit the crumbs entirely. To read about panko/breadcrumb, click here. You can typically find panko in the Japanese cuisine section of your store or near regular breadcrumbs. Nutrition FactsServing: 8servings | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1438IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 4mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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