Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

Roasted asparagus – a quick and easy side dish! Learn how to make baked asparagus in the oven and bring out the flavor with a little balsamic!

Roasted Asparagus on Baking Sheet

I haven’t finalized our Easter dinner menu yet, I want to make too many things:) I do know that asparagus will be one of our side dishes. Asparagus is in season and I can’t get enough. We made our lemon asparagus the other night for dinner and it was divine.  I think we will make roasted asparagus with balsamic vinegar on Sunday to switch things up a bit.

How to Make Roasted Asparagus

First, make sure you pick asparagus that is bright green and medium in size. You don’t want the spears to be too thick or too thin. I always look for medium size.

Get rid of the woody ends by cutting them off or you can break them off. They will snap right off!

I love how simple this recipe is. All you have to do is drizzle the asparagus spears with balsamic vinegar and a little bit of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you roast the asparagus at a high heat, I do 400 degrees F.

I like to line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil so the pan is easy to clean up.

You don’t want to over cook the asparagus, you want the spears to stay nice and crisp.

Bundle of fresh asparagus

I love asparagus in many forms, but roasting it with a little balsamic vinegar really brings out the best flavor. This healthy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to any spring meal. Add it to your menu today.

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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

This easy roasted asparagus goes great with any meal!


  • 1 pound asparagus washed and tough ends cut off
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Place the asparagus spears on the baking sheet. Drizzle asparagus with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Roll the spears so they are all well coated in the balsamic and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes. or until tender. I stir the asparagus half way through. Serve hot.


Calories: 58kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 855IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2.4mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Must be an asparagus kind of day (see my post). Asparagus is so fresh and amazing right now! I’m totally picking more up this weekend (hopefully at the farmers market!!). Have a fantastic one

  2. Roasted asparagus is one of my favorite things to eat in the springs….oh I can’t wait until the farmers market opens & we can get some

  3. I’ve just recently started coming around to eating asparagus! It’s got to be oven roasted, though. Love this version!

  4. I made something similar to this the other day. I bought white asparagus yesterday so I think I will try it on that too.

  5. I recall asparagus as a kid and how much I hated them; think it was actually canned. I truly think I could eat asparagus every day and wondering if you have ever grilled them? Very similar but definitely results in a flavor component from the grill and cleanup…well, none!

  6. Asparagus is my favorite vegetable and I love finding new ways to make it. This sounds divine. Thanks for sharing it. I want to come to Easter brunch at your house ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a great twist! I, as well, can’t seem to get enough fresh asparagus right now! I just had some last night. I’ll use this tip when I prepare the rest of it. YUM!

  8. Oooh, that sounds like a fab combination. I love roasted asparagus but I’ve never tried drizzling it with balsamic before cooking before — can’t wait to try it!

  9. I am only in charge of the dessert for Easter and I am overwhelmed with that alone! So many choices…I can’t choose!

    This asparagus looks delightful. I’ve been loving it as well lately. Next time I’ll spruce it up with some balsamic!

  10. I’m having some asparagus for lunch as I read this. Love it. So do my boys, actually. Which is really nice when the kids actually like a vegetable. I’ve never tried it with balsamic. Mmm!

  11. This is a great recipe. I mean, how utterly brilliant to drizzle the asparagus in the oil and vinegar before roasting instead of after! Wonderful way to cook and serve asparagus. Sometimes simple is really the best!

  12. I just love roasting asparagus. They haven’t come into my farmer’s market yet and I’m just dying for something to tell me yes, Spring is really really here.

  13. i am SO all about balsamic as of late. I can’t wait to share a recipe soon! Love asparagus..can’t wait to try this!

  14. fact: the only redeeming quality i find in asparagus is its appearance. if it weren’t so darn pretty, i’d have no use for it at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I LOVE asparagus! we eat it so often in the spring. although normally i just cook it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. I need to branch out a little. this looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I need to make more asparagus. Did you want the cookie Stealing Bunny to visit or the Easter bunny? ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I love asparagus and these roasted ones with balsamic are just perfect. I bet you guys will have quite the spread for Easter!! Wish we were closer, I would dress up like a bunny just to get some great eats!

  18. Roasting is one of my favourite ways to enjoy asparagus – never tried dressing them up with balsamic vinegar though, but sure sounds tasty!

  19. Mmm…this looks so wonderful. We’re not in Asparagus season yet, here in Ontario, but I can’t wait until we are. Just four or five more weeks to go!

  20. Wow, so glad you commented on my site, because I can now bookmark yours and find all sorts of yummyness! I love asparagus!!

  21. I just made roasted asparagus and tomatoes tonight. I was actually thinking it would be a whole lot tastier (not that it wasn’t delicious) with balsamic vinegar. I’m trying this next time.

  22. Oh how I love asparagus – yum! And your photos make my mouth water, Maria! 10:59pm and I am now craving asparagus ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Maria,
    Can’t get enough of spring asparagus!
    I made your feta and artichoke frittata, on my blog today, and it was lovely.
    Have a happy Easter!

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