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Roasted Asparagus

June 3, 2017 (Last Updated: March 6, 2020)

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Super Simple and Super Delicious Roasted Asparagus. This delicious vegetable dish is perfect for an elegant dinner party or for an everyday dinner. Make this oven roasted asparagus in just 20 minutes. 

Roasted Asparagus topped with Parmesan cheese.

You’ve got to love any sort of dish that is quick and easy to make. This roasted asparagus is elegant enough for dinner parties and quick enough for everyday dinners.

Asparagus tops with parmesan cheese.

I don’t remember eating asparagus as a kid. Let me rephrase that…I don’t remember ever having asparagus on the dinner table when I was a kid. If we did, I’m certain I would have just shuffled it around on my plate and avoided eating it at all costs.

I was such a picky eater! Anything green and cooked was off limits for me. I loved raw veggies, but cooked! Yuck!!!

How long do you cook asparagus?

I roast asparagus in a 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.


A white dish filled with fresh green vegetables.

It’s a good thing my tastes have changed! I love asparagus now. And I love most veggies, even if they are green and even when they are cooked.

Fresh asparagus on a baking sheet topped with shredded parmesan cheese.

Other delicious vegetable dishes include sauteed sugar snap peas, green bean almondine and honey ginger carrots

Have more asparagus on hand? You will want to try this delicious Asparagus Salad.

A pan filled with asparagus topped with parmesan cheese.

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus with grated Parmesan cheese. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 59 kcal


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Trim woody ends from asparagus. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Toss asparagus lightly so olive oil coats all pieces. 
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of asparagus.  
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Serve hot. 


Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2.4mg
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 15, 2019 at 6:07 am

    5 stars
    Great idea to top asparagus with parmesan.

    • Reply
      April 15, 2019 at 6:17 am

      The parmesan adds a lot of flavor.

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    we never had asparagus growing up either, but I love it now. Especially roasted so this looks perfect with that parm on top!

  • Reply
    stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    June 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I looove asparagus. I love that you roasted it and sprinkled on the parmesan. So perfect for summer!!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 6, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I love how easy, simple yet tasty this recipe is! I’ve always eaten my veggies, even as a kid, preferably cooked than raw ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Happy your taste buds have changed and you can appreciate how amazing asparagus are!

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    David @ Spiced
    June 5, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Like you, I don’t remember eating asparagus when I was a kid, but I love it now! Roasted asparagus is such a simple yet amazing dish! In fact, we have some in the fridge right now waiting to be cooked. I love the bit of freshly grated Parm on top! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      June 6, 2017 at 5:18 am

      It’s a good thing our tastes have grown up!

    • Reply
      Angela williams
      July 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

      I’m going to try this today and I will get back with you

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 5, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I love roasted asparagus (and even love it raw). I was a little picky as a kid, but now I’ll pretty much eat any veggie. And you really can’t go wrong when you add some cheese to the mix ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      June 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Loving raw veggies like I do, I can’t believe I’ve never tried asparagus raw!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 5, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Roasted asparagus is one of my favorites Kathy. We always had it growing up because my mother loves it too. Perfect in omelettes and for cream of asparagus soup!

    • Reply
      June 5, 2017 at 5:03 am

      I will need to try it in an omelette!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    June 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Such beautiful pictures, Kathy! As usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks, Kate!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    June 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I usually cook my asparagus in the microwave for several minutes, but roasting them gives you that slightly crunchier taste, especially after adding the Parmesan cheese- time for me to get out the roasting pan!!

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 11:40 am

      I love having a variety of ways to cook a veggie, that way I won’t get tired of any one thing.

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I also did not eat asparagus as a child, Kathy. But as a grown up I love roasted asparagus. Your look so scrumptious. Love that you added parmesan.

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 11:43 am

      The Parmesan really adds a lot of flavor.

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