Roasted Asparagus

This roasted asparagus recipe is as quick and easy as it gets. Tender asparagus spears are nicely seasoned with pepper and a splash of balsamic vinegar. This versatile side pairs well with just about anything and is finished in only 15 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights.

a recipe photo of the Roasted Asparagus served on a plate
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss asparagus, oil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper on a large, rimmed baking sheet until coated; arrange in an even layer. Roast until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with vinegar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 oz.
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 905IU 18%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 59mcg 15%
Vitamin K 49mcg 41%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 238mg 5%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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