Lemon Roasted Asparagus

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EDR Lemon Roasted Asparagus
25 Min

A ray of lemony sunshine will shine upon our Lemon Roasted Asparagus every time you serve it. That citrusy splash of flavor adds excitement to roasted asparagus for a healthy veggie go-along that tastes so good, they'll ask for seconds.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon reduced-fat butter, melted (see Notes)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel, divided

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place asparagus in a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons lemon peel; mix well and pour over asparagus. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until desired tenderness (see Notes).
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons lemon peel. Serve immediately.


  • If you prefer to make this a non-dairy dish, go ahead and substitute margarine for the butter.
  • Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Very thin asparagus will cook much faster than very thick asparagus. And, of course, everybody likes it cooked to a different degree of doneness, so keep an eye on it!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 46
  • Calories from Fat 15
  • Total Fat 1.7g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.9g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.4g 7 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 3.8mg 1 %
  • Sodium 28mg 1 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.8g 2 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.4g 13 %
  • Sugars 3.2g 0 %

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This seems like a side dish that'd go with anything!

I made these last night, because I had some asparagus that was going bad. It was so good that I saved the recipe. Super simple and really yummy side dish!


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