Baked asparagus on white platter with almonds and lemon.

Baked Asparagus

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This simple baked asparagus recipe is a quick and healthy side dish to add to any meal. 



  • 1 lb. Asparagus
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper (or to taste)

Optional Toppings:

  • Almonds, chopped
  • Parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 375°F. 
  2. Prep Asparagus: Trim the ends of the asparagus. Lay asparagus on a sheet pan in a single layer. Spray all sides of the asparagus with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut 1/2 of the lemon into thin slices and lay the slices under and on top of the asparagus (optional). Squeeze some of the juice from the other half of the lemon over the asparagus. Less is more! You can always add more lemon juice after the asparagus is done cooking.
  3. Cook Asparagus: Put the asparagus in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until you’ve reached the desire doneness.* 
  4. Serve: Garnish with almonds and parsley (optional). Serve immediately.  


*Cooking times vary greatly depending on the size of the asparagus and desired doneness. For thin asparagus, start checking them after 7-8 minutes in the oven. For medium to thick asparagus start checking them after 10-12 minutes. 

  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 24
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 148
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3

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