Oven Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Asparagus

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

5 from 13 reviews

A healthy easy weeknight-friendly vegetable side dish combining healthy asparagus, minced garlic, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Ready in under 20 minutes.


  • 1 lb asparagus spears trimmed (1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake until crisp-tender, approximately 8-15 minutes, or until just fork tender.
  2. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. 


  • Look for good quality fresh asparagus stalks with a nice dark green color, plump and not shriveled, and clean, crisp (not soft or slimy) tips. Please see my section on properly storing asparagus.
  • Use freshly grated Parmesan Cheese. It is flavor-packed, and it makes this recipe so tasty.
  • Cook the asparagus just until they are tender, which is usually about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus. It should be just fork tender. Do not over roast as then it starts to shrivel, dry out, and become tough.
  • Plan on serving this dish fairly promptly, as it is best served warm while it is just a teeny bit crisp. If desired, serve with a fresh lemon wedge for a spritz of fresh lemon juice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave at reduced power. 

Keywords: vegetable side dish, healthy side dish, parmesan asparagus, roasted parmesan asparagus, garlic parmesan asparagus, asparagus with parmesan cheese

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