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Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus spears are well seasoned and easy to make with simple ingredients. This savory side dish pairs well with Pan Seared T-Bone Steak and a variety of other mains.Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus About 25-30 large spears.
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 each fresh lemons sliced into wedges. for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Snap or cut off thick end of each spear.
  • Wash asparagus in warm salty water. Rinse thoroughly in warm water. Pat dry.
  • Place in a single layer on a sheet pan or deep baking dish.
  • Combine salt, black pepper and olive oil in a small cup or bowl. Drizzle over asparagus. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Roast thick asparagus for 15 minutes or until desired tenderness. Roast thin asparagus for 10 minutes to keep the spears firm. Roast too long and they'll get mushy.
  • After reaching desired tenderness, remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Return to oven for a minute or until cheese melts.
  • Serve hot. Garnish with lemon wedges (optional).