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Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter and Almonds

Use buttery marcona almonds from Spain for a smoother, more mellow bite. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 186 kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup Marcona almonds chopped
  • juice of half of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil, coating spears evenly, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 8-10 minutes—depending on thickness of spears—or until tender.

  2. While the asparagus cooks, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and stir frequently until the butter begins to turn light brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice and tarragon.

  3. Toss the asparagus with butter and almonds and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter and Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.