Cheesy Baked Asparagus


These asparagus spears are easy and quick to make. You will have no trouble at all getting your kids to eat their veggies with these cheesy, melty asparagus spears. Adults love them too!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked mixed peppercorns

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Gouda cheese

  • freshly cracked Himalayan pink salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Spread out asparagus on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, fresh garlic, and cracked peppercorns. Toss to coat evenly.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

  4. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Spread Gouda cheese down the center of the asparagus spears and broil until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
19g Fat
6g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 347mg 27%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* 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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