Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is super simple and very delicious.


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Snap off the ends of the asparagus.
  3. Lay the asparagus in a roasting pan so that they do not overlap.
  4. Drizzle with the olive oil, roll until they are all coated.
  5. Bake at 500F for 5 minutes, turn the asparagus and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve with lemon wedges if desired.


Most Helpful

Outstanding! This is by far the tastiest asparagus we have ever cooked. Very simple to cook, I placed the asparagus in a ziploc, added a bit of olive oil & s&p, shook it up & onto a baking sheet. They roasted for about 8 minutes in a very hot oven, and about half way through cooking, just tossed them around a bit so they didn't burn. Added a sprinkling of parmesano reggiano & they barely made it to the table. Will definitely be making these babies again - real soon!

Jodi B. March 09, 2003

My picky eater 14 year old daughter asked for seconds...need I say more?

xxoo May 20, 2003

Served this at my Easter dinner, and it got rave reviews. I trimmed & cut the asparagus spears into 4" pieces, then placed them in a zip-top bag, drizzled on some extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper & let them marinate in the fridge while the turkey was in the oven. When the turkey was done, I cranked the oven up to 500F, tossed the asparagus into a roasting pan & into the oven it went. I left off the lemon since I didn't have it on hand. Quick, easy, & definitely delicious - perfect side dish for Easter or anytime. Much better than steamed or boiled asparagus. Thanks for posting! -M :-)

Mary Scheffert April 21, 2003

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