Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Merilee Bordin
Makes 6 servings

Roasting intensifies the woodsy flavor of asparagus. A thin crust of earthy parmesan cheese adds a bit of crunch. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°. Hold the end of an asparagus stalk and bend until it snaps off. Repeat with remaining stalks and discard woody ends.

Step 2

Toss asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss well. Arrange asparagus in an even layer in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake until asparagus is crisp-tender and cheese is browned, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve hot or warm.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Zabella's Review

June 14, 2014
This is one of my favorite asparagus recipes. The layer of Parmesan on top keeps the asparagus tender and juicy underneath while roasting. I probably use a bit more Parmesan than called for since I don't typically measure it out, but it's soooo good. I often forget to sprinkle the lemon juice afterward and never miss it.

cwoodzlaxin's Review

December 12, 2013

JessieAnderson's Review

October 01, 2013
This is good, I added some garlic powder to the olive oil before tossing to add a touch more flavor to it. Worked out great with the Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.

eryka32's Review

April 13, 2011
Just perfect! We lacked lemon the first time we made this, used lime instead - yummy. Also, we had a heavy hand with the parmesan ;-) Would not hesitate to make this for guests in an elegant dinner.

newtokitchen's Review

October 18, 2010
My husband and I both love asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. This is by far our favorite asparagus recipe ever. Fast, simple, and fantastic!!!