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A white plate with roasted asparagus stalks.

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Oven-roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese is the perfect side dish that is both elegant and simple. Tossed in olive oil, then sprinkled with salt, pepper, and parmesan finally finished off with some fresh lemon to brighten all the flavors. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 pound Fresh Asparagus Washed and ends trimmed. See Instructions
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly grated or in flakes.
  • 1 Lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Prepare the asparagus by rinsing under water and laying it out on paper towels to completely dry. 
  • Break off the woody stems by holding the asparagus stalks by the bottom with one hand and a few inches away with the other. Apply pressure and break the asparagus apart. It should naturally breakaway at the location that needs to be cut off.
  • Place asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil all over the asparagus.
  • Srinkle salt and black pepper all over.
  • Toss to evenly coat the asparagus.
  • Spread parmesan cheese over all the asparagus.
  • Place the baking dish or pan in the preheated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes. Asparagus is done when it can be pierce with a fork.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a plate, squeeze fresh lemon juice all over and enjoy.


How long does it take to roast asparagus at 350 degrees? 
Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size of the asparagus you choose. Thicker asparagus will take about 20 minutes at 350 whereas thin asparagus spears might only 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Asparagus is really best eaten right away. If there is some leftover, cooked asparagus is best saved wrapped up in aluminum foil and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Any longer than that and they will start to dry out.
Keyword Asparagus
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