oven roasted asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus: A great Easter side!


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 4-5 slices of bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (conventional) or 375°F (convection).
  2. Arrange the trimmed asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Toss the asparagus gently to coat them evenly with the seasoning.
  4. Add the chopped bacon to the baking sheet, scattering it over the asparagus.
  5. Roast in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crispy.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the asparagus and bacon to a serving dish.
  7. Serve hot as a side dish or as a tasty appetizer.

Cooking time and temperature for conventional oven: Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Cooking time and temperature for convection oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake for 12-15 minutes.

A little Easter Treat!

I love asparagus and always look forward to the spring when it’s in season. One of my favorite recipes is oven roasted asparagus with crispy bacon bits. This dish is perfect for any occasion, especially Easter. As a child, my mom used to make this dish as a side for our Easter dinner, and it quickly became my favorite. I continue to make this dish every year as a tribute to my mom’s cooking and the memories we shared.

To make this dish, I start by preheating the oven to 400°F (200°C) for a conventional oven or 375°F (190°C) for a convection oven. I then toss the asparagus in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they are tender and slightly browned. Meanwhile, I fry bacon until it’s crispy and chop it into small pieces.

Once the asparagus is done, I sprinkle the bacon bits over the top and gently toss them. The salty and smoky flavors of the bacon perfectly complement the natural sweetness of the asparagus, making it a crowd-pleasing side dish for any occasion.

This recipe is not only delicious but also very easy to make. It’s a great way to incorporate asparagus into your menu and is perfect for Easter dinner or any springtime gathering. So, if you’re looking for a simple and tasty side dish to add to your menu, I highly recommend trying this recipe.


Here’s some reading homework for other asparagus lovers:

  1. “Traditional Easter Foods From Around the World” by Reader’s Digest: https://www.readersdigest.ca/food/cooking-tips/traditional-easter-foods-around-the-world/
  2. “5 Health Benefits of Asparagus” by Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/asparagus-benefits
  3. “Easter Recipes From Around the World” by Food & Wine: https://www.foodandwine.com/holidays-events/easter/easter-recipes-around-world
  4. “All About Asparagus: Health Benefits, Risks, Nutrition Facts, and More” by Everyday Health: https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/diet/asparagus-health-benefits-nutrition-facts-recipes-more/
  5. “Asparagus Plant: A Growing Guide” by The Old Farmer’s Almanac: https://www.almanac.com/plant/asparagus

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