Broiled Asparagus Parmesan


This is a tasty fresh vegetable dish ready in 15 minutes. The asparagus stays nice and green when steamed in the microwave or steamer if you prefer. The parmesan gives it a little extra flavor.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
13 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 lemon wedge

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ground white pepper to taste


  1. Place asparagus and water in 8x8 inch microwave-safe dish and cover.

  2. Heat in microwave on high until tender, 6 to 7 minutes.

  3. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  4. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  5. Remove asparagus from dish and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Squeeze lemon wedge into melted butter and drizzle over asparagus.

  7. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and ground white pepper over asparagus.

  8. Place under broiler until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.


Cook's note:

Garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 242mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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