How to Roast Asparagus in Toaster Oven

There are a lot of ways you can make asparagus and serve it as a side dish. It can be boiled, roasted, or steamed. But did you know that you can also roast asparagus in a toaster oven?

Roasting asparagus in the toaster oven is the fastest and simplest way to cook asparagus. After trying it myself, I can say it’s my recommended method now as it’s the fastest and requires less time to prep.

Within 15 minutes, you have tasty and crunchy asparagus that you can serve with any meal. You don’t have to turn on the oven or spend hours prepping the asparagus for grilling.

This recipe is amazing, especially during summers when you don’t want to go anywhere near the oven.

I recommend making small amounts of asparagus in the oven at a time to keep them intact. If you have a large countertop oven, you can cook a pound of asparagus.

Asparagus in Toaster Oven

This recipe only requires a few ingredients like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and walnuts. You can enhance the flavor by adding minced garlic. The toasty garlic will give aroma to the asparagus, and make the stalks tastier especially when you season with salt and pepper.

The cooked asparagus is topped off with a dash of balsamic vinegar. If you don’t have balsamic vinegar, you can substitute 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tbsp maple syrup. It gives the same flavor as the balsamic vinegar – sweet and savory.

Roasted Asparagus In Roaster Oven Recipe

Make a sizzling side dish with roasted asparagus with balsamic vinegar and raw walnuts.

                    ⏱ Prep Time: 5 minutes | 🔥 Cook Time: 10 minutes | 🍽 Serving:


  • 8 ounces of fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 tbsp grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the toaster to 425F.
  2. Take a baking sheet and put asparagus with its tips facing the same direction.
  3. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roll the asparagus to the oil coating evenly.
  4. Place the sheet in the toaster and roast for 7-10 minutes. Use a fork to check if its tender.
  5. When the asparagus is crispy from the outside, remove from the toaster.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and chopped walnuts.

Roast Asparagus in Toaster Oven

Dishes to serve with Roasted Asparagus 

Asparagus has a delicate flavor with a crispy texture. That is why it goes great with a lot of dishes. Here are a few dishes that you can serve roasted asparagus with:

  • Steak 
  • Spicy Italian Sausage 
  • Pork Cutlets 
  • Lamb Curry
  • Beef Stir-Fry
  • Rice Pilaf 
  • Venison 
  • Grilled Chicken 
  • Fish Sticks 
  • Pork Chops 
  • Pasta

Other Side Dishes to Try 

If you are a fan of roasted veggies and salads, here are some other recipes to try:

  • Sauteed Okra is a healthy side dish with chopped onion and garlic.
  • Polish veggie salad is mouth-watering with diced veggies and boiled egg coated in thick sour cream and mayo sauce.
  • Microwave cauliflower with cheese and herbs is a melt-in-your-mouth side dish that I love with meaty dishes.
  • Smoked shrimp with garlic and olive oil is a perfect seafood side dish to serve with pasta.
  • Vegan garlic bread with a crispy topping of parmesan cheese, butter, and garlic.

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