How to Bake Asparagus

I’ll be honest, I’ve always been intimidated by asparagus! Maybe it’s because it is either amazing or so-so when it’s available at restaurants, so I just figured it was really hard to make. Well I have figured out how to bake asparagus perfect every time in the oven! Thank goodness, because I love asparagus.

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Ever wonder How To Bake Asparagus? Sick of disgusting Asparagus? This is the only recipe you will ever need because it turns out perfect every time! It's always a huge success.

How to Bake Asparagus

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Trim and rinse the asparagus with cold water; drain and dry
    1. The woody part snaps off easily
  3. Place the stalks in a bowl and coat with 1 T of olive oil
  4. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, sprayed with oil
  5. Season with salt and pepper, you can even add garlic, red peppers or grated parmesan cheese
  6. Bake until tender-slim stalks 5-6 minutes; thicker stalks about 15 minutes
    1. Pierce with a fork to check if they are complete
  7. Drizzle with lemon or lime juice, or balsamic vinegar
If this tells you anything, my husband said we should make these at least once a week

My oldest son gets so excited to eat asparagus, and it makes me so happy! Now I just wish his younger brother would get on board with being as “adventurous” as he is. Thank heavens for all of the amazingly creative ways we can add vegetables into recipes without anyone being the wiser!

What is your favorite vegetable?

Ever wonder How To Bake Asparagus? Sick of disgusting Asparagus? This is the only recipe you will ever need because it turns out perfect every time! It's always a huge success.


  1. May 9, 2018 / 10:57 am

    We like baked asparagus and I was surprised most of my kids will eat it that way, too. If you have a BBQ grill, try asparagus grilled in a foil packet. We use a little olive oil, salt, and pepper on it. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  2. May 1, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Great recipe for Baked Asparagus! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  3. April 29, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    I haven’t tried baking asparagus. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives pinned, and sharing. See you again soon.

  4. April 29, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Love asparagus! Thanks so much for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link party! Pinned this! Hope you join us again next week!

  5. April 27, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    My favorite veggie! I’ll definitely pin and try this.

  6. April 26, 2018 / 11:20 am

    When I pierce with a fork, how will I know what “complete” is? Are they supposed to be mushy, crunchy, what? I’ve always wanted to make asparagus but had no clue! Thanks for sharing this on the TFT link party.

  7. Mother of 3
    April 23, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    This is my favorite way to prepare asparagus too. I often make it with sliced mushrooms and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar when I’m done.

  8. April 23, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Your first sentence grabbed me. I am in the same boat. Looks good, I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing this at Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Have a good week 🙂

  9. April 22, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I love asparagus and baking it sounds fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing at Over the Moon link party.

  10. September 11, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Baked Asparagus 😍!! Sounds really great..I am sure all are going to love this at the party..
    Happy Fiesta Friday 😊

  11. September 11, 2017 / 2:13 am

    I have never included asparagus in my bakes. Must try this one! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  12. September 9, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    my mother in law used to take my daughter and her cousin to the woods to look for wild asparagus. I believe she would have loved this recipe
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  13. September 4, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I am always looking for good asparagus recipes. This one sounds delicious.

  14. May 3, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I have steamed, microwaved (my new go to) and grilled, but never baked my asparagus! Thanks for the post; I think I’ll have to try it for the bunch in my fridge!

    Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday!


  15. May 3, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    That sounds yummy!! I’ve just been sauteing them on the stove lately and they are turning out great! This sounds good, too! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  16. April 28, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I definitely prefer baking to steaming when it comes to asparagus. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us again.

  17. April 27, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I’ve made asparagus on the grill but never baked it. Now I have something new to try! I’d love it if you’d share this post at the Healthy Living Link Party that opens at 8 pm Eastern this evening (Wednesday). Thanks!
    Blessings, Leigh

  18. April 26, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Asparagus is amazing! I’m gonna try this recipe tomorrow, as I can never (for some odd reason) cook it correctly. Thanks for sharing!

  19. April 26, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Asparagus -I love the stuff! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” link up.

  20. August 31, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    I love asparagus. You’re right- it is either fabulous or slimy and yuccky! I look forward to making this now with your recipe! I am sure I will be back to visit often. Thanks for posting this great recipe! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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