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Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus

Zesty Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus RecipePerky Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus, a quick side dish with huge flavor!

Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe
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Looking for simple summer side dishes? Ways to use your farmers market finds and garden goodies??

Tender roasted asparagus spears, with a punch of seasoning, is always a welcomed dish in our house.

Easy Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Today’s Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus is a quick and easy recipe that pairs well with nearly any main dish.

It tastes like heaven and is healthy to boot!

Making Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Simply lay trimmed asparagus out on a baking sheet. Then whisk together lemon juice, melted butter, garlic, honey, salt and pepper.

Pour the mixture over the top and shake the pan to coat the asparagus. Then sprinkle panko bread crumbs over the top for crunch.

How To: Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Roast the asparagus in a hot oven for a short amount of time. It’s important that you don’t overcook the asparagus… They should be crisp and green, not limp and wilted.

Then enjoy the fresh zesty Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus with barbecue, steaks, or chicken.

Crispy Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Serve Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus With

Miso Honey Chicken

Grilled Maple Mustard Chicken

Potato Chip Crusted Sea Bass

Grilled Lamb Chops with Ranchero Sauce

Baby Back Ribs

Zippy Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe - We love this tangy-sweet roasted asparagus with crispy panko on top. Just 6 ingredients needed and 10 minutes to make!
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim the tough woody ends off the bottoms of the asparagus, and lay them out on the baking sheet. In a small bowl mix the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, honey, salt and pepper together and drizzle over the asparagus.
  • Shake the pan to roll the asparagus in the seasoning. Then sprinkle panko bread crumbs over the top.
  • Roast on the upper rack for 7-10 minutes. 7 minutes for baby asparagus, and longer for thick asparagus. Serve warm.


Serving: 8pieces, Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 670mg, Potassium: 238mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1030IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2.7mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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7 comments on “Lemon Butter Roasted Asparagus”

  1. The entire family loved this side dish for dinner tonight! Thanks Sommer!

  2. We’re fans of roasted asparagus over at our house too! I’m so happy about all the summer veggies!

  3. oh yum!! What a perfect side dish!

  4. Such a great way to prepare asparagus!

  5. Love the added panko!  Great summery side dish to make!!

  6.  I love asparagus and this recipe sounds deish!

  7. Yum! These look super tasty! Never thought of adding the panko!