Roasted asparagus makes a simple yet elegant side dish on any holiday table, but is just as easy and delicious for a weeknight family meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place asparagus pieces in large bowl. Add Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic, black pepper, Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Toss to coat evenly.

  • Transfer asparagus to baking dish in a single layer. Bake until asparagus is tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.1mg 10% DV; sodium 541.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2015
The produce guy at the grocery store told me yes 5.99 a pound for asparagus is pricey but this is some darned good asparagus it came all the way from Washington State! (I m in Wisconsin). I bought it not because I felt it was extraordinary asparagus but because I had planned it for dinner that night. As it pertains to this recipe now get this I had the second half of the bunch standing in a glass of water in the fridge for well over a week! Believe it or not it was as though it had just been picked so it was just fine for our supper tonight. Anyway one of the things I liked about this recipe was that it called for the asparagus to be cut into pieces! Every piece every nook and cranny gets a good coating of all the good stuff you re dousing it with for one thing. Also it is a heckuva lot easier to eat! No messing with cutting it with a knife and fork! And it sure looked awfully pretty piled onto the plate. Now whether it was the 5.99 a pound expensive asparagus direct from Washington State this recipe or a combination of both this was some GOOD asparagus! Cooked just right by the way at 12 minutes. Happy to be the first reviewer and rate this an enthusiastic two thumbs up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2019
Way too much lemon. Read More
15 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2015
The produce guy at the grocery store told me yes 5.99 a pound for asparagus is pricey but this is some darned good asparagus it came all the way from Washington State! (I m in Wisconsin). I bought it not because I felt it was extraordinary asparagus but because I had planned it for dinner that night. As it pertains to this recipe now get this I had the second half of the bunch standing in a glass of water in the fridge for well over a week! Believe it or not it was as though it had just been picked so it was just fine for our supper tonight. Anyway one of the things I liked about this recipe was that it called for the asparagus to be cut into pieces! Every piece every nook and cranny gets a good coating of all the good stuff you re dousing it with for one thing. Also it is a heckuva lot easier to eat! No messing with cutting it with a knife and fork! And it sure looked awfully pretty piled onto the plate. Now whether it was the 5.99 a pound expensive asparagus direct from Washington State this recipe or a combination of both this was some GOOD asparagus! Cooked just right by the way at 12 minutes. Happy to be the first reviewer and rate this an enthusiastic two thumbs up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2017
Doubled the recipe for a church dinner - brought home nothing except an empty dish and a request for the recipe. Great recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
Very good. I used asparagus fresh from the farm in my neighborhood. Very flavorful. I will make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
Made for Easter dinner and it was a big hit. Even the grandkids loved it. Will definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2016
A little rich but the kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2017
Very good will make it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2017
Easy and very good! My only change was to juice 1/2 a lemon (used zest of whole lemon) as that was enough lemon for my taste. The family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2019
I made it with Swiss cheese since that is what I had on hand and it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2016
Family loved it. Will be keeping this recipe as a favorite Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2019
Way too much lemon. Read More