Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese is an easy and delicious side dish recipe to make for dinner tonight. Serve these with grilled chicken, steak or even hamburgers. Roasting is such a versatile way of serving asparagus. Your family is going to love this recipe!
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese is one of the easiest side dishes you’ll make. It goes great with any protein you are preparing and will make a huge presentation for your family or for guests. Roasting changes the flavor of asparagus and it actually takes out some of the natural bitterness; which is one reason why some people don’t enjoy this vegetable.
How to Roast Asparagus
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- 1 bunch of asparagus; thick spears are better for roasting.
- 3 tbsp oil – see note
- salt and pepper; to taste
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Rinse and cut off the thick ends of the asparagus.
- Lay the asparagus in a row on a sheet pan that is covered with parchment paper.
- Drizzle the asparagus with oil.
- Season with salt and pepper; the more pepper the better!
- Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the stalks are tender and browned.
- Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese before serving.
How to Trim Asparagus
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For best results for roasting, you want to use asparagus with thick stalks but you need to trim the asparagus by cutting off the bottom thick pieces. Using thicker asparagus really goes against what most recipes call for when you’re preparing asparagus, but trust me, for roasting, you want the stems to be thicker.
The easiest way I find to trim the asparagus is to pick up one stalk, holding it between two fingers, slightly bending it which will allow it to break naturally. Then use that one stalk as a guide to cutting the rest of the asparagus.
Place the asparagus on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
You can brush the oil on or you can use a Oil Spritzer Tool which lightly sprays out oil. Don’t forget the salt and pepper! I like to use sea salt or kosher salt when roasting vegetables.
How Long to Bake Asparagus
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You can drizzle oil on top of the asparagus or you can use the Oil Spritz tool. It's a healthier way to add a light coat of oil to vegetables without all the calories. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 300mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 4g
You can drizzle oil on top of the asparagus or you can use the Oil Spritz tool. It's a healthier way to add a light coat of oil to vegetables without all the calories.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.