This pan roasted asparagus with lemon is the perfect healthy and quick side dish. I could make these with my eyes closed. It’s just a drizzle of olive oil and some seasonings and lemon roasted on 350 for about 20 minutes or so. There’s literally nothing to it. Read along to see how I make this lemon asparagus go-to nightly side recipe in no time!
Lemon Roasted Asparagus FAQs
How to Cook Asparagus on a Pan?
It’s really simple. I cut off the ends of the asparagus, toss them in plenty of olive oil, season them up then drizzle them with some lemon juice and roast them in the oven on 350.
How to know when asparagus is done?
I know when the asparagus is done, because it will have a translucent look. It will also become a greener color. This is will be the texture to where the asparagus will be fully cooked, and still have a bite to it. It won’t be a flimsy texture. You will need to roast longer if that’s the texture you desire!
Equipment You Will Need
The only thing you’ll really need to make this asparagus is a baking pan or dish and a chefs’ knife to trim off of the ends. I made mine in my oval Staub dish. However, I tend to switch it back and forth. The end result is the same, and it really just depends on what else I am cooking or using at the time!
Ingredients You Will Need
I used two bunches of fresh asparagus. I always cut off the rough ends before cooking!
I used an ample amount of extra virgin olive oil. You won’t want your asparagus to be swimming in it, but it needs to be very coated!
I have my own seasonings blend that I always use that I really need to post a recipe for. I use the same seasonings all the time. It’s just a mix of salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, paprika, and lemon pepper.
You’ll cut a lemon in half and drizzle the fresh juice on the asparagus. I always bake the lemon on my pan.
Pan Roasted Asparagus with Lemon
- A pan or baking dish
- Chef's Knife
- 2 bunches Fresh Asparagus
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Lemon Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the rough ends off of the bottoms of your asparagus. Lay them on your pan and drizzle with olive oil. Make sure that they are tossed and coated in the olive oil.
- Mix up all your seasonings in a separate bowl then sprinkle them on top. It's ok if you don't use it all. Cut the lemon in half and drizzle the juice over the asparagus. Add your lemon rind to the pan. Bake at 350 for around 20 to 30 minutes. The asparagus will start to turn a brighter green and look more translucent. You should be able to easily pierce it with a fork. Serve hot and enjoy!
Did you try this simple, healthy roasted asparagus? If so, what did you think about it? Please let me know here or in the comments below! I want to hear what you think!