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Roasted Asparagus

Easily roast asparagus in a pan with a bit of butter and some seasonings. It’s the perfect side dish for almost any meal.

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I will be the first to admit, I am really bad about making sides for meals. Simple roasted asparagus is one of our more common sides when we need a veggie. It is quick, cheap, and easy to make. The first time I had it cooked this way was visiting family and my brother-in-law made this for us.

The next time we got some asparagus in our fruit/veggie co-op I sent him a text asking how to make it. You can adapt this to go with many different recipes just by changing the seasonings you use on the asparagus. I typically use onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning on mine.

Anyone who knew me growing up would be shocked to know that I eat this. I never ate anything green. I have expanded my palette as I have gotten older. Now, I started eating some greens. Though, not a lot still. But one of my favorite green is roasted asparagus. I won’t eat it raw or in most other things. But this comes out delicious and I will eat it. Now the boys, that’s another story.

Roasted Asparagus Step by Step


  • 1 bundle asparagus
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • seasonings


Bend the asparagus until it snaps so you know where to trim the asparagus. Grab both ends of one piece and start bending them together. When the asparagus snaps, lay it next to the rest. Use a chef’s knife to easily cut the asparagus. The ends can be eaten, they just don’t have a lot of flavor.

Raw asparagus on a wooden counter after the base has been cut off

Heat the butter in a skillet large enough for the asparagus over medium heat, until it has melted.

Place the asparagus in the pan and sprinkle with your chosen seasonings.

Asparagus in a pan with melted butter over a gas stovetop

Cook the asparagus, turning occasionally until the asparagus is tender.

Young boy standing in front of stove using a mixing spoon to prepare roasted asparagus

Once the asparagus is cooked, serve it immediately as it cools quickly. We like to serve it with a small pat of butter.

Roasted Asparagus in an oval bowl with a pat of butter on top (vertical)


Originally Published On: March 23, 2017

Last Updated On: June 29, 2019

Roasted Asparagus in an oval bowl with a pat of butter on top

Roasted Asparagus

Easily roast asparagus in a pan with a bit of butter and some seasonings. It's the perfect side dish for almost any meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Side Dish
one pan
Servings: 4
5 from 8 votes


  • 1 bundle asparagus
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • seasonings

Recommended Equipment


  • Snap the ends of the asparagus to know where to cut the base off and trim all of the asparagus
  • In a medium skillet, warm the butter and asparagus over medium heat and top with desired seasonings
  • Stir frequently and cook until asparagus is tender and starts to brown, about 10 minutes
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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 50mg2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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35 thoughts on “Roasted Asparagus”

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  2. 5 stars
    I also refused to eat green stuff as a kid. Asparagus is still one of those vegetables that I have a love/hate relationship with. I am sure my husband would love this recipe for roasted asparagus, though!

    1. This is the only way I will eat asparagus still. My MIL made some steamed when we were over a few days ago so I went and grabbed some butter and pepper to add to mine before eating it.

    1. “Yummy trees” is so cute! That sounds a lot better than asparagus. Maybe I can try that with my boys and see if I can convince them to eat it if it’s a funny name.

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t say no to roasted asparagus. You made it so simple and easy and it looks delicious. I never had it for a while so I’m going to grab a fresh one for dinner 🙂

  4. I love asparagus! Unfortunately they are extremely expensive in greece so we never splurge on them BUT let me tell you, every time we are abroad we do eat enough to last us for a year hahaaaa

    1. I never thought about something as simple as asparagus being a “luxury food” in other countries. But I guess that makes sense if it isn’t grown anywhere near there!

  5. This is probably one of the more commonly cooked things in our house. Its such a crowd pleaser and just one of our favs.

  6. Roasted vegetables are the BEST! I feel so sad for kids who grew up eating mushy boiled vegetables. I was one of these kids, but I’m so glad I learned to roast everything now!

  7. I think some people are intimidated about how to make this Asparagus. But I know it’s really not all that difficult. And it is so very delicious. One of my favorite veggies. I wouldn’t have thought about including the Italian seasonings though. I will have to try that out.

    1. I was intimidated at first until I saw my brother-in-law making it and saw how easy the recipe is. I like the Italian seasoning on asparagus, but it’s also my favorite seasoning blend overall.

  8. Melanie williams

    Simple, but this is one of my fav dishes. I love to order this as a starter, so will deffo be doing this at one of my dinner parties for sure xx

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