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parmesan topped asparagus spears arranged on a gold-colored baking sheet.
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Garlic Butter Roasted Asparagus

Savory, crisp, and buttery, this easy recipe for Garlic Butter Roasted Asparagus hits all the right notes! Make this as a side for your favorite main course, and enjoy the tenderness of fresh, caramelized asparagus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus recipe easy, healthy side dishes, oven roasted vegetables
Servings: 4
Calories: 132kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, ends trimmed and discarded
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Snap off the ends of the asparagus and arrange the asparagus on the baking sheet, in one single layer; set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave or in a skillet.
  • Stir the garlic and parsley into the melted butter; add salt and pepper.
  • Pour the garlic butter sauce over the asparagus, and toss the asparagus to coat.
  • Roast for 15 to 18 minutes, or until tender, but crisp. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears. Start checking for doneness at around the 15 minute-mark.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1238IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg