Oven-Baked Asparagus Recipe

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I like to use recipes that call for fresh produce I've grown in my garden. Here's a simple way to prepare tender spears that bring out their flavor and maintains their bright green color.—Robert Foust, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 64 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place the asparagus on a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Dot with butter. Bring edges of foil together and seal tightly; place foil packet on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Carefully open foil to allow steam to escape. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Baked Asparagus in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p47

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gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 9999
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"It's a great way to get your asparagus cooked for OTHER RECIPES that call for it. I added it to soups already cooked like this and it worked out perfectly. And it's good just as it is with butter. A versatile recipe!"

mama70 User ID: 2506605 200624
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Very good and easily roasts along with other items in the oven i.e. chicken"

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