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Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Great way to serve asparagus, and yummy too."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 44 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place oven rack on top third of oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until barely tender, 2 to 4 minutes depending on thickness.
  4. Place steamed asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and roll asparagus spears in oil until they are coated.
  6. Sprinkle with ground black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Do not turn or shake asparagus.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 44 calories; 2 g fat; 4.6 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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We love roasted asparagus. I don't know if the initial steaming (blanching) is really necessary. We like our asparagus on the crisp side though.

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In my opinion, steaming the asparagus before roasting it is not only an inconvenient, unnecessary step that uses more pans, but it may even result in overcooking the asparagus once it finally ma...

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We love roasted asparagus. I don't know if the initial steaming (blanching) is really necessary. We like our asparagus on the crisp side though.

I did not bother messing with the steam step. I just layered the asparagus on the baking sheet and followed the rest of the instructions as listed. I did add a sprinkling of salt. I did bake min...

Delicious! Only thing I did was add the lemon juice before baking, because I like my asparagus green. Other than that, this one's a keeper!

In my opinion, steaming the asparagus before roasting it is not only an inconvenient, unnecessary step that uses more pans, but it may even result in overcooking the asparagus once it finally ma...

So delicious! Did NOT steam the asparagus....just roasted it. Squeezed the fresh lemon over the asparagus after it was roasted and that gave an awesome fresh flavor. My family inhaled this veggi...

This was an absolute success. I normally have leftovers, not tonight. I used some tips from other people who made this. I baked it at 475 for about 12 minutes and then broiled it for about 4 min...

I made this recipe two ways - one with the blanching, as written and one without. Really cannot see a reason to blanch. The taste is there, and the Parmesan cheese is a nice touch.

I make this all the time only I add 4pcs minced bacon and 1 tbsp garlic and only a touch of oil to kick this up a notch. You can skip the steaming step all togeher.

I love this simple recipe for roasted asparagus! And I defend steaming asparagus beforehand (or blanching - my preferred method). While that is debatably optional and indeed time-consuming, if y...