Lemon Pepper Asparagus Recipe

This easy 3 ingredient Lemon Pepper Asparagus recipe is full of flavour and the perfect side to any meal. It’s also Vegan and Paleo!

A plate of food, with Lemon pepper asparagus

Lemon Pepper Asparagus

For another tasty side dish recipe, try these Roasted Parmesan Green Beans. Both pair perfectly with this No-Knead Bread!

My kids have their favourite foods and unless I try something creative and tasty, they won’t touch any ‘new’ ones.

So, when I was faced with trying to get kids to eat a different array of vegetables last year, I had to take a whole new approach.

A close up of a plate of food, with Asparagus

This roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus recipe was given to me from a friend, apparently her kids gobbled it up like candy.

This interested me since asparagus was one food which my kids couldn’t look at without wrinkled noses.

A close up of a plate of food, with Lemon pepper asparagus

This recipe is Vegan and Paleo for those that need more of these recipes for their menu.

What is Paleo? Read more at the link!

asparagus, with Lemon pepper

Turns out she was right, thanks to this recipe, my kids now love this vegetable that they used to detest.

The easy part comes in because it’s a no fuss, no hassle and few-ingredient recipe.

With just 3 simple ingredients, it’s one side dish that we make at least twice a week in our house.

Asparagus is like the lobster of vegetables, and this recipe is my favourite way to cook and serve it.

Yet when I want the oven-space, I make our Air Fryer Asparagus with Parmesan.

A plate of food, with Lemon pepper asparagus

Salty and crisp with that hint of sour from the lemon, loving this Baked Lemon Pepper Asparagus prevents me from trying new ways to cook this vegetable.

What can I say, when I love a recipe, I stick with it!

As well, check out how I got my kids to eat different vegetables.

Who knew this simple trick would work so well?! Like a ninja, people!

lemon pepper asparagus recipe

If you want to switch this up a little, sprinkle some parmesan cheese on the asparagus just before serving.

It’s yummy as well!

A close up of a plate of food, with Lemon pepper asparagus

Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

This easy 3 ingredient Lemon Pepper Asparagus recipe is full of flavour and the perfect side to any meal. It's also Vegan and Paleo!


  • 1 lb asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 11/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
  • dash black pepper


  1. Place trimmed asparagus spears in a ziplock bag
  2. Add olive oil, lemon pepper and pepper
  3. Seal bag and toss to coat asparagus
  4. Empty asparagus onto a cookie sheet, arrange so that they aren't overlapping
  5. Bake at 400 for 5-7 minutes
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Saturated Fat: 2gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

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  1. So funny I was just asking my sister about how do you cook Asparagus, now I’m going to try this and inform her about this recipe. Yum! Thanks!

    1. So good! Next time I’m going to try sprinkling a little parmesan on it, maybe kick it up a notch? 🙂

  2. This looks so easy, but tasty! My sister is not an asparagus fan, so I’ll see if this recipe can convert her. 😉

    I’ve added this page to my StumbleUpon. 🙂

  3. This is one of my most favorite vegetables! Love this recepie and will try to tonight!

  4. Yum, love me some asparagus. (And that photo is awesome – I need to take lessons from you!)

  5. I love asparagus, definitely going to have to try this one! I don’t have any brussel sprout recipes, but lately I’ve seen them mixed with bacon pieces in restaurants and that makes them so good.

  6. My suggestion for a really good Brussels Sprouts recipe is Food.com Recipe #189576. Let me know if you like it or find another recipe on the Food.com site.

  7. yumm, i will try this.. I usually steam then add lemon juice and sprinkle paprika! my kids gobble that up!

  8. I am excited to try this simply because I love the taste of lemon and asparagus is one of my favorite veggies.This definitely puts a new twist on the way I usually cook it.

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