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Roasted Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings

Since asparagus is so abundant here in spring, I like to put it to use with this tasty recipe. Not only does it come together quickly, but it calls for just a handful of items. We all look forward to this side dish each year. —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, OH
Roasted Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange asparagus in a single layer in 2 foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 12-15 minutes, turning once. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 73 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Mar 19, 2020

    Not sure how such a simple recipe could be so good, but it really is. The sesame seeds sure added a lot.

  • cindiak
    Mar 5, 2020

    I love asparagus and this was such an easy recipe. Will definitely make this again.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 18, 2019

    This is a quick easy recipe that we loved. Only 4 ingredients but the asparagus was delicious. An easy, uncomplicated recipe. Sometimes those are the best kind. I highly recommend this recipe. Volunteer Field Editor

  • annrms
    Sep 27, 2018

    Terrific way to bring regular roasted asparagus over the top! It's a keeper.

  • ebramkamp
    Jul 28, 2016

    I love roasting vegetables and this recipe is a keeper/repeater. It's incredibly easy but full of flavor.

  • drufen
    May 9, 2016

    My whole family loves this roasted asparagus. This is easy, tasty and definitely we will make again and again. Second time I made it , I reduced the time to 10 minutes. We like it a little crisper, but it is still good at the longer time.

  • fensternat
    Apr 5, 2016

    Excellent! I forgot about the sesame seeds, but didn't miss them.

  • A_Stroko
    Jun 10, 2014

    Perfect every time!

  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 11, 2013

    Didn't use sesame seeds, but it was still very good and easy to prepare!

  • jlemmon
    Apr 15, 2013

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