Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
Fresh asparagus spears are simply seasoned with garlic, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, and baked until tender and sweet in this easy spring side dish.
Fresh asparagus spears are simply seasoned with garlic, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, and baked until tender and sweet in this easy spring side dish.
What isn't to love! Adjust cooking time for the size of your Asparagus. About 10 minutes was good for mine. Enjoy!
Good & easy. I didnt change anything.
this was tasty and easy, I enjoyed it!
These are delicious; you can really make people fight over asparagus! Roasted asparagus is one of my all time favorites. But the flavor is greatly enhanced by allowing the stalks to caramelize in a hot oven. So I crank the oven to 550 degrees or I use the grill outside. It may seem excessive, but trust me, you want to try this variation. Use a rimmed baking sheet. (Never use a glass casserole above 425 degrees). Buy stalks no thicker than a number two pencil. Trim off the bottom ~third of the stalk so you're left with only the tender end. Forget garlic - it will burn. Toss the room temperature stalks in some (~1/8 cup) olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and a bit of some freshly ground nutmeg. Nutmeg is one of those secret ingredients that disappears into the food but points-up the flavor of the vegetable. (Try it on spinach, too) NOTE: lay the asparagus side-by-side on the pan in a single layer or they will create steam and not caramelize. Right before dinner, put them in the oven. In 6 or 7 minutes they'll be slightly crispy. You will make some smoke so you'll need the kitchen exhaust fan on high. Parmigiano Reggiano is optional. I use a rasp to create a snowy texture, and then sprinkle it as soon as they come out of the oven. It melts instantly. But it's almost like 'Gilding the Lilly' because caramelized asparagus has plenty of flavor as-is.
I used olive oil rather than the cooking spray and set my oven timer for 10 minutes - when it came out of the oven I was discouraged. Uh-oh, I thought. Hubs will never go for this shriveled up, dried-up looking asparagus, so I sliced him up a tomato as a back-up. Truth be told, I didn't think it would work for me either. But surprise, surprise, it was delicious! Roasting it with the Parmesan rather than sprinkling it on afterward is what made this so interesting and different. Still, next time I'd start off setting that timer for a few minutes less.
A wonderful side dish that is simple to make. In a separate nonstick pan, sautéed 1/3 cup pine nuts until golden, about 4 minutes. Used them to garnish the roasted asparagus along with a touch of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
delicious and this is coming from someone who thought she hated asparagus
I spent the first 72 years of my life not wanting to even try asparagus, now I want to shoot myself for not trying it sooner. Thanks Diane, it was delicious
Very good! I just used a bag of frozen asparagus. It's easy to just put asparagus in a gallon bag, use 1-2 tbsp of olive oil or melted butter (omitting the cooking spray) and other ingredients in, close the bag and shake it up and work it around good and then drop in the pan. I did add a little extra parmesan and cooked it from frozen for about 17 minutes. Yummy. My husband who really dislikes asparagus ate it all up and said it was good.
This is a really simple and easy dish to make. If you have a small convection oven like I do, you can just make it in there instead. I basically just folded aluminum foil into a small version of a casserole dish because I didn't feel like washing anything, oiled the foil with olive oil and washed the asparagus before seasoning it. Takes about 10-12 minutes depending on how crunchy you want it. WARNING: make sure that the top head of the spear is well oiled or else it will turn out feeling like a bristle and scratchy.
Simple to make and tasty enough to serve for company. I will enjoy this one many times. Thanks Diane!
These were yummy! I'd never made asparagus before and it was only my 2nd time eating it. Def will be making it more often!
Fast and easy to make. I didn't measure anything. Just used my own judgement with the garlic powder, salt and Parmesean cheese. It turned out great. Wouldn't hesitate to serve this to company.
This yielded a "this is the best asparagus I've ever eaten" from my husband...so YAY for this one! I used a cookie sheet (with raised edges) to prepare. Put a small amount of olive oil (about 1 tbls) into the pan, added little balsamic vinegar (maybe 1 tsp), stirred them together and spread over the pan, and then rolled the asparagus in it to coat. Then sprinkled with sea salt and placed in oven. While it cooked, I toasted about 3 tbls of sesame seeds and sprinkled them on the asparagus when it was done (which took about 12 mins). This added a nice flavor and texture. We dubbed it "freckled asparagus," and I've been requested to make it again soon. Thanks for this great recipe. A wonderful alternative to steaming.
I love this recipe- it was very good! It does not need as much salt as it calls for because sea salt is "saltier" than table salt and the Parmesan has saltiness.
Depending on the thickness of your asparagus (start or end of season) watch for doneness. Sometimes 12min was plenty and other times not enough. Simple and tasty.
yummy!!! everyone liked it. i would add more cheese.
Outstanding recipe! Delicious and very easy to prepare!
This recipe was a great alternative to steaming which was the only way I cooked asparagus up to this point. I didn't have any olive oil cooking spray on hand so I just tossed the asparagus in about 2 tbls of evoo and it did the trick.
I have been roasting asparagus for a long time, but it always got overdone while waiting for the other menu items. This time I chose thicker stems than I usually do, and the timing of the recipe was very helpful. Needless to say, adjust cooking time for the caliper of the asparagus. My asparagus came out "perfect!" A little of the Himalayan pink salt ground at serving, along with the garlic and Parmesan while roasting, set this dish off. No need for anything else - let the asparagus shine! It was wonderful! Thank you for the recipe!
Excellent! Cant get any better....used pencil thin asparagus and it was just simple and delicious....chopped up the leftovers and added them to eggs this morning for the family. Thanks!
Very good and super simple!
Delicious. I didn't change anything and it came out so tasty. Simple and quick to make.
Perfect just as written!
Couldn't believe how good this was... Seriously. My husband and I made pork chops and asparagus for dinner...and the asparagus stole the limelight! Didn't and wouldn't change a thing. This was fabulous!
Yummy! If there is one thing I dislike it is mushy asparagus. This came out with plenty of flavor and plenty of "crunch". We loved it and I will make this again.
Excellent flavor and so easy. (Just don't overcook)
I used a sea-salt-garlic grinder instead of the garlic powder, and real olive oil instead of the spray. It was good, but lacking something. Next time we will drizzle with fresh lemon juice straight out of the oven - I think a bit of acid will make it "pop!"
Excellent!! I used one crushed garlic clove instead of powder and olive oil in lieu of the spray. I also added a couple twists of fresh ground peppercorn Came out perfect. Will be making this again...often. Thanks Diane.
Simple and no-fuss at all. Just plain YUM!!!
good, quick and easy but nothing over-the-top. maybe some thyme?
Loved this recipe! I usually toss asparagus in olive oil and sprinkle some montreal steak spice on it, then grill it in a basket on the bbq, but when I don't feel like bbqing I will definitely use this recipe...I just used my no fail montreal steak spice with the parmesean cheese instead of the other suggested spices...yummy! My family love this recipe!
I can't tell you how many times i have made this recipe! I like to use smaller thinner asparagus because it can get crispy in the oven. Yum! My family is very picky when it comes to veggies and this one works every time.
Quick, Easy and Delicious!! A 4 year old kid even loved it!
Very yummy and EASY! Total make again and again.
Family loved the fact of adding cheese while vege was cooking, another added dimension of flavor.
Very nice way to jazz up asparagus and easy side! I did prep ahead and popped in oven last minute for dinner w guests.
It was pretty good had to cook it a little longer
Excellent!! Only change I made was to substitute the cooking spray with olive oil. I drizzled oil over stalks and then rolled in pan to evenly coat.
What a great way to serve asparagus. My sons - who don't love asparagus - loved this! We just popped them into our mouths like no tomorrow... So quick and easy to prepare.
YUMMMMMMM! This is such an easy delicious way to prepare asparagus. My family is not into tons of flavors, we like classic dishes and this definitely fit the bill. My husband and son both ate the asparagus which was my goal! I eat it the day after as well, but it is a big soggy by then. I recommend not making more than you intend to eat that day.
Not bad, but needs MUCH MORE cheese. Don't be afraid to douse it.
The only way to make asparagus.
Amazing, didn't change a thing with the recipe. Used as a side to Chicken Cordon Bleu
Perfect cooking method letting the flavor of the asparagus shine through. My asparagus were a little thin, so, it only took about 8 minutes to cook.
This is a quick, easy and awesome choice for week night meals... I cook this about once a week for the family. I've cooked asparagus every way possible, grilled, steamed, but this is the best way to cook it by far... and easier and much more tasty. I use cooking spray to cut the calories and some organic granulated garlic... shredded parmesan is a nice option too. Delicious.
I used frozen asparagus thawed and dried with a paper towel. I baked it one more minute because my husband and I like the asparagus soft. It tasted delicious and it was so easy to do. The garlic powder and parmesan and sea salt gave a delightful flavor to the asparagus.
So easy and very good! We'll be having it fixed this way again soon.
Love this. I used real olive oil instead of spray only because I was afraid of drying out the stalks. Great taste and you can adjust the level of seasonings to suit your tastes. Thank you! P.S. mine took only 10 min, but I like it a little firmer.
Made as is except used olive oil (not the spray). My asparagus took a bit longer to cook to tender. I just kept checking so that it wouldn't get overcooked.
Yummy and super easy!
I loved this dish! I'll make it again.
I baked this at 425 for 7 minutes because I paired it with "Baked Parmesan Tilapia" from this site which bakes at 425. This worked out just fine. (Wonderful pairing by the way... I highly recommend it.)I've always steamed or grilled my asparagus so I wasn't sure what to expect texture-wise from roasting it in the oven. I can honestly say that i prefer this method now. I followed the ingredients as listed and i wouldn't change a thing. I really liked how the roasting affected the texture of the Parmesan.
I like asparagus steamed but this is even better; I took others suggestions by using olive oil instead of spray; I just sprinkled salt and garlic powder on until it felt right so I probably used less salt than called for but to make up I used 1/2 cup of freshly shredded Parmesan. The asparagus only took about 10 minutes in the oven. Had great taste and perfect texture plus some of the cheese had started turning crispy for a delicious bonus.
At 12 minutes, my asparagus was a little overcooked. Just keep an eye on it. Good flavor though.
Loved this. My picky 11 year old loved it. Will make again.
We rarely buy asparagus (a little too out of our price range!) So when I bought it, I wanted the perfect recipe! This was great!
Quick, easy and good. I also used olive oil and a little lemon.
Awesome! Only cooked for 10 min though. Perfect!!
Delicious! I placed this in the oven as soon as my main dish came out and it was ready by the time the meat was done resting. A nice compliment to steak.
Simple and delicious - wish every dish was like this!
These were absolutely delicious! I love asparagus just plain steamed, but this really added something to it. In fact, my mom was here for dinner when I made this and she is not an asparagus fan. At least she wasn't until she tried this recipe... she even went back for seconds!
really easy and tasty
Very simple and delicious! I roasted the asparagus first, then tossed with a little butter (instead of oil) and parmesan, salt and garlic powder. Perfect way to serve asparagus!
This has long been our family's favorite for asparagus. ALL of us- hubby and 5 kiddos- LOVE it! It isn't bad if if you have to use the cheap sprinkle type parm either as we have done on a few occasions when we forgot to pick up the good stuff. THANKS!
I made no changes...absolutely perfect!
Very easy and very tasty. grated Parmesan cheese is a wonderful pairing for asparagus.
I made it exactly the way the recipe was written. It was delicious. I will be making it again.
Delicious! Did not have shred parm, used a quatro-cheese blend and it was great! Will make again. So simple.
Easy, Nutritious, and Delicious.
Quick, easy and is a lovely side dish for almost anything.
I have made it several times now.
I added a little seasoned breadcrumbs. Very tasty.
Made a double batch thinking I would have leftovers. My guests ate it all! I followed the recipe exactly.
Good recipe I had to use oil , had no spray I will be getting some soon because they were to oily, but good flavor and the cheese browned up nice and were very nutty, cooking time will very depending on the thickness of your stalks mine were very thin so had to watch them closely.
Easy and yummy. Just my thing.
After trying the recipe my kids fight over getting some veg. not soemthing my wife and I are not used to. Thank you for a great way to make this veg.
This was so amazingly wonderful! Years ago, a friend served us asparagus a similar way, and I was thinking of it tonight when I searched for a way to roast asparagus. This was exactly what I was looking for! It is so simple. I will be making it again and again.
Delicious! Trying to start cooking more and BF loved!
I absolutely love asparagus and this is a quick and easy way to knock out a healthy side dish or light main course. I've probably made this twenty times since I found it!
Super easy and tastes great. This one is a keeper!
Easy and delicious!!!
Yum! Bought a big bag of asparagus at costco. Did this to the whole thing. Took a little longer for my batch. Served it twice for dinner reheated with more cheese. and the leftover got chopped and added to a quiche. Love to prep ahead and this recipe does that great!!
Great recipe, WAY too much salt for my family. It takes away from the fresh asparagus flavor. Second time I made it with half the salt and it was perfection. TIP: if you like to crisp the parmesan, which I highly recommend to bring out it's flavor, increase the temp to 500
This was so GOOD! Very easy and quick!
I will definitely make this again! Even the kids loved it. The only change I made was tossing it in about a tablespoon of olive oil, because I don't have any olive oil cooking spray.
Easy and excellent recipe
Good Flavor, easy cooking
A great way to cook asparagus. Only addition was a little bit of pepper.
this is sooo Good, I was pleasantly surprised... will be on Holiday Meal plans in future
Tis yet another to become a classic! Great taste sensation!
I have made this on several occasions & will continue to make it. It is one of the best asparagus recipes I've tried. The only change I make is to also use fresh cracked black pepper on it as well. Absolutely delicious!
Perfect as-is, except I often have to leave mine in for 20 minutes to get them to the tenderness I like.
A very tasty and easy way for asparagus
This was very tasty! I followed the recipe except that I listened to other reviews and didn't cook it quite as long. I only cooked it 10 minutes and it was perfect! Thanks for the recipe.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was WONDERFUL!!! I will definitely make this again!
This recipe made my fiancee fall in love with asparagus!! I couldn't ask for anything more!