Asparagus on plate with lemon

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese is the best way to eat asparagus! It’s a healthy side dish recipe that’s cooked to perfection.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 11 Carbs 5 Protein 7
Yield 4 1x


  • 1 lb. asparagus (we used a thinner-cut asparagus)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan, separated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  1. First preheat oven to 425ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Next, prepare asparagus by snapping off the ends. You can use a knife to cut them off, or just snap them right off.
  3. Then, place asparagus on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toss.
  4. Generously season asparagus with salt and pepper and toss again.
  5. Sprinkle on 1/2 of the grated parmesan cheese and lemon zest and toss one more time.
  6. Roast at 425ºF for 8 minutes*. Then, remove from oven, sprinkle on the remaining parmesan cheese and toss. Bake again for 2-4 more minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are.
  7. Serve with fresh lemon zest and more cracked pepper.

Tips & Notes

Roasting time: we used thinner asparagus spears. So, if you buy super thick asparagus, you may need to increase your bake time.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 138 Sugar: 2 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 5 Fiber: 2 Protein: 7
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: OvenCuisine: American

Keywords: roasted asparagus, oven roasted asparagus, asparagus

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