Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese is an easy and delicious side dish recipe to make for dinner tonight!
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese is one of the easiest side dishes you’ll make. It goes great with grilled chicken or grilled steak and will make a huge presentation for any meal you are serving for your family or for guests.
Roasting asparagus changes the flavor of asparagus. It actually takes out some of the natural bitterness when you cook asparagus. For best results you want to use thick stalks when roasting.
How to Trim Asparagus
Trim the asparagus by cutting off the bottom thick pieces. I like to pick up one stalk and holding it between two hands slightly bend it and then allow it to break naturally. Then I use that one stalk as my guide to cutting the rest of the asparagus.
How Long to Bake Asparagus
- 1 bunch of asparagus; thick spears are better for roasting.
- 3 tbsp oil - see note
- salt and pepper; to taste
- 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.
You can drizzle oil on top of the asparagus or you can use the Kitchen Spritz tool. I like to use the Kitchen Spritz because it is a healthy way to add a light coat of oil to vegetables without all the calories.