Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Parmesan, & Lemon is a quick and easy side dish that is especially delicious in Springtime when asparagus is in season! It's easy to make oven roasted asparagus and everybody loves this simple, but flavorful take on one of the best Spring vegetables!

Looking for more tasty vegetable side dishes to serve your family? Be sure to try my Easy Oven Roasted CauliflowerOven Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, Parmesan and Lemon, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples!

lemon garlic parmesan asparagus on a white square plate

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Parmesan, & Lemon

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, especially in the spring. We often eat it prepared simply with just a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Or turn it into an easy appetizer by making an asparagus tart.

But I LOVE the lemon, Parmesan, and garlic flavors in this version and if you take just an extra minute or two to grate some fresh Parmesan, mince a couple cloves of garlic, and juice a lemon, you can have an impressive and incredibly flavorful oven roasted asparagus side dish that is perfect for a holiday dinner or even just your typical weeknight meal.

Oven roasted asparagus goes wonderfully with pan seared steaks, roasted chicken, or grilled whole fish.

a plate with rows of asparagus topped with cheese

Roasting is one of my favorite ways of preparing vegetables. It draws out their natural sweetness and tones down bitterness.

The technique of roasting the asparagus at a high temperature cooks the outside quickly so that the asparagus gets tender but still retains a bit of crunch.

Because nobody likes limp, overcooked asparagus.

a row of green asparagus on a baking seet
a row of asparagus on a baking sheet

How to Make Oven Roasted Asparagus

Another thing I love about asparagus is how easy it is to prepare for roasting. 

You can literally trim the tough ends of an entire bunch of asparagus with one chop, then lay all the asparagus right on your baking sheet (yay for not using extra dishes!) where you drizzle it with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before giving it a quick toss.

Then you pop it in the oven and can work on finishing the rest of dinner. It's seriously like 2 minutes of preparation and as long as you set a timer and don't forget about it, it turns out perfectly every time.

the ends of a pile of asparagus
a close angled shot of asparagus on a baking sheet

This oven roasted asparagus would be perfect alongside your ham, cheesy potatoes and knotted orange sweet rolls for Easter dinner. Any leftovers are delicious the next day as well, either eaten cold in a salad, over eggs at breakfast or just reheated.

a white plate with a pile of neatly stacked asparagus over a tan tea towel

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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Parmesan, & Lemon

4.91 from 32 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic, Parmesan, & Lemon is a quick and easy side dish that is especially delicious in Springtime when asparagus is in season!


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of ½ a lemon


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash the asparagus and trim the bottom inch of so of each stalk to get rid of the tough, fibrous part. A good way of telling where you should cut is to bend one stalk of asparagus toward the bottom until it snaps off. Then lay it next to the rest of the asparagus and cut them all to be the same length.
  • Pat the asparagus dry and spread it out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Give the asparagus a toss to coat it evenly in the olive oil and seasoning, then roast it in the oven for 8 to10 minutes, depending on thickness, just until tender.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the garlic, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice and give it another toss before serving.



Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
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  1. Asparagus is my favorite veggie and it tastes amazing roasted. I could hog a whole sheet of these to myself!

  2. This is my all time favourite way to cook asparagus! Looks like you have cooked it to perfection 😉

  3. Asparagus is one of my favourite veggies. I love this method of cooking it, it looks perfect!

  4. I used to hate asparagus when I was little because my mom always served the pickled version out of the jar or can. EW! I love roasting mine and hitting it with some lemon. I am going to have to step up my game and add the Parmesan! The nuttiness is perfect for asparagus!

  5. Omg love this recipes the only difference i do is i put the garlic on when i put it in the oven besides after

    1. Yum - that would definitely mellow out the garlic flavor a bit as it roasts! I love it really garlicky too though! 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        I split the difference...half the garlic before roasting, the rest after. The DH won't let me cook it any other way!

  6. 5 stars
    It was delicious, I roasted the garlic and lemon together then , added after roasting the. Vegetables then sprinkled with parm..I will definetly make this again.

  7. Love this recipe. Have used it twice this month, I put the garlic in with the cheese. Sprinkle all at once and then splash on the lemon.
    Soooo tasty!!
    Thank You

  8. 5 stars
    OMG!!!!!!!!!! I have never made fresh asparagus and I needed something "vegetable" that would impress for our bbq today. It turned out FABULOUS!!!!! The flavor was perfect and it looked so appetizing! I have had asparagus in 5-star restaurants and it has never tasted (or looked) this good! Thank you so much for the perfect recipe that was quick, easy and a definite showstopper!

  9. This site was... how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something that helped me.
    Thanks a lot!

  10. Loved this !! I made it for Christmas dinner and it was so easy and delicious !!! Company Had to have the recipe ...real keeper !! I also put the garlic in with the asparagus then finished like the recipe stated . Excellent !

  11. 5 stars
    A wonderful recipe! Thank you! I added shredded gruyere at the end along with the Parmesan and lemon once i placed the asparagus on my oven-proof serving platter. A quick pop back in the oven melts the cheese and heats my platter.

  12. Goodbye large oven! Hello T-Fal Easy Fry, Grill & Steam 3-in-1 XXL Air Fryer, or Breville Smart Oven (for large meals). This asparagus recipe in the AF is spot on. For me, oiling asparaguses in a small container reaches all sides quickly and uses a lot less oil. I find it more efficient. As a bonus, a small container is far easier to wash than cleaning an AF basket with grid. 👌👌👌