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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

 In today's Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe we're taking the lowly asparagus and turning it into a side dish that is so easy and so delicious you're going to want to make it all the time.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus in a pan

This Parmesan Roasted Asparagus side dish is one of the easiest vegetable dishes you can make. It takes just a minute or two to prepare, and a very short time to cook in your oven. It looks impressive and it tastes delicious. This spring vegetable makes a perfect side dish for your Easter menu but it is quick and easy enough for you to enjoy any day of the week.

Why You'll Love Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

It's quick and easy.  This side dish takes about one minute to prepare and ten minutes to cook so you can focus on other parts of your meal that need your attention. That makes this asparagus side dish perfect for holiday menus, especially Easter and Christmas.

It's colorful.  The bright green color of the asparagus looks pretty on your plate. How your food looks on the plate is an important part of the dining experience. This is another reason to serve it as part of your holiday celebrations. 

It tastes good.  A little cheese makes everything taste better. Picky eaters may even give it a try with the addition of cheese.

Cleanup is a breeze.  You won't add any time to your after-dinner cleanup with the asparagus side dish.

Tips for Successful Asparagus Roasting

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Start by trimming the ends from your clean asparagus. You can trim your fresh asparagus stalks by snapping each stalk where the tender section starts or you can just cut it with a knife. Generally, I just cut because I like it to be nice and even looking. 

Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil if you want a super easy cleanup. Spread your trimmed asparagus out in a single layer on the sheet pan.

Drizzle with olive oil sprinkle with kosher salt. Be generous with your salt and grind fresh black pepper over the asparagus. Then use your fingers to toss your asparagus around a little bit to make sure that it's all coated with the oil, salt, and pepper. 

Cook the asparagus in a hot oven. Put the sheet pan into your 425 degrees F preheated oven.  A hot oven brings out the roasted flavor in the asparagus.

Other Easy Side Dishes to Consider

Think about adding these side dishes to your menu rotation.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots make another great combination to roast in the oven as a side dish.

Baked Zucchini Gratin recipe kicks up zucchini for a delicious side dish.

Asian Vegetables add Asian flavor to everyday vegetables.

Green Beans with Red Onions Another simple combination that adds a colorful side dish to your dinner.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

asparagus side dish, oven-roasted asparagus
side dish
American
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 17 Min
Roast asparagus with Parmesan cheese for an easy, delicious side dish.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the trimmed asparagus stalks in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on the center rack of your oven and cook for about 10 minutes, until the asparagus is tender-crisp. The amount of time this takes will vary with the thickness of the asparagus stalks.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and return to the oven. Cook until the Parmesan cheese has melted and is beginning to brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

68.32

Fat (grams)

4.61

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.14

Carbs (grams)

4.52

Fiber (grams)

2.38

Net carbs

2.14

Sugar (grams)

2.16

Protein (grams)

3.84

Sodium (milligrams)

110.87

Cholesterol (grams)

2.55

Nutrional information is approximate.

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