Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

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


  • 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


  • 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).