Baked and Roasted Asparagus Recipes

Find healthy, delicious baked and roasted asparagus recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Asparagus Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 3
Blanching the asparagus before assembling this casserole helps to maintain its vibrant green color. Feel free to skip that step if you're crunched for time, but the vegetables will be more army green.
By Adam Hickman

Cheesy Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this cheesy baked asparagus recipe, asparagus spears are roasted whole smothered in a creamy, cheesy garlic sauce. This low-carb side dish is a great way to entice picky eaters to eat their veggies! Pair it with roast chicken or steak.
By Sarah Epperson

Garlic-Parmesan Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this garlic-Parmesan-crusted asparagus recipe, we combine Parmesan cheese, whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs and walnuts for a crispy topping that's baked over asparagus. Roasting the asparagus spears in a hot oven keeps them tender-crisp in this quick side dish!
By Sarah Epperson

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan

This oven-roasted asparagus Parmesan has just the right amount of cheese--and it's incredibly easy to make. Serve this healthy side dish with chicken, fish, lamb--or any other protein.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

In this fast asparagus side dish recipe, hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese are mixed with breadcrumbs for an impressive-looking topping.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Panko & Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus with Garlic-Mayo Dipping Sauce

This cheesy and crispy asparagus dish is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Roasted Asparagus, Mushrooms & Prosciutto

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A quick roast in the oven and this trio melds together to become the perfect vegetable side dish recipe for chicken or steak. Or toss the warm roasted asparagus and mushrooms with baby spinach and a little more oil and vinegar to turn it into a quick salad recipe.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Roasted Asparagus with Pine Nuts

Rating: 5 stars 1
Roasting is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to cook asparagus. Here we give it an extra flourish with a quick sauce of reduced balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts.
By Marcy Goldman

Crispy Asparagus with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
These crispy asparagus sticks are a fantastic side dish, but are also a great hand-held appetizer. They're served with a creamy lemon-tarragon dipping sauce. Consider passing them around at your next party!
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Panko-Crusted Asparagus Spears

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Warm from the oven, these crunchy asparagus spears make a tasty side dish or cocktail nibble. Before being coated in panko breadcrumbs they are rolled in a flavorful sesame-miso sauce that doubles as a simple dipping sauce.
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

Rating: 4 stars 2
These roasted vegetables tossed with arugula pesto are an easy side for a dinner party. Try serving them with a roasted leg of lamb. If you can find beautiful, freshly harvested small carrots, they'll look and taste the best in this dish.
By Katie Webster

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Green Salad with Soy & Roasted Garlic Dressing
Rating: Unrated 1
Piquant greens, such as mizuna and mustard, are mellowed by a sweet-and-savory dressing that includes a whole head of roasted garlic. Top with grilled shrimp or beef to make it a main course.
Roasted Garlic & Asparagus Salad
Rating: Unrated 1
The dressing for this roasted asparagus salad recipe uses fresh garlic scapes--available in spring from farmers' markets or gardeners. Use chopped fresh garlic in the dressing if you can't find garlic scapes.
Roasted Asparagus with Chive-Anchovy Butter

Roasted asparagus gets coated in a bright, savory butter flavored with lemon zest, anchovies, chives and garlic.