Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

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  • Published Sep 11th
  • Ready In15m
  • Servings4
  • Calories44
Great way to serve asparagus, and yummy too.

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Roasted Parmesan Asparagus for 4 servings:

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 fresh lemon, cut into wedges

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In15m

To cook Roasted Parmesan Asparagus, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Roasted Parmesan Asparagus within 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Roasted Parmesan Asparagus easily:

  1. 1 Place oven rack on top third of oven.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  3. 3 Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until barely tender, 2 to 4 minutes depending on thickness.
  4. 4 Place steamed asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. 5 Drizzle with olive oil and roll asparagus spears in oil until they are coated.
  6. 6 Sprinkle with ground black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  7. 7 Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Do not turn or shake asparagus.
  8. 8 Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 44 calories; 2 grams of fat; 4.6 grams of carbohydrates; 3.5 grams of protein; 2 milligrams of cholesterol; 41 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 15th 2019


  2. May 12th 2015

    I made this recipe two ways - one with the blanching, as written and one without. Really cannot see a reason to blanch. The taste is there, and the Parmesan cheese is a nice touch.

  3. Dec 2nd 2013

    I make this all the time only I add 4pcs minced bacon and 1 tbsp garlic and only a touch of oil to kick this up a notch. You can skip the steaming step all togeher.

  4. Apr 18th 2013

    So delicious! Did NOT steam the asparagus....just roasted it. Squeezed the fresh lemon over the asparagus after it was roasted and that gave an awesome fresh flavor. My family inhaled this v ...

  5. Mar 7th 2013

    This was an absolute success. I normally have leftovers, not tonight. I used some tips from other people who made this. I baked it at 475 for about 12 minutes and then broiled it for about 4 ...

  6. May 8th 2012

    I did not bother messing with the steam step. I just layered the asparagus on the baking sheet and followed the rest of the instructions as listed. I did add a sprinkling of salt. I did bake ...

  7. May 7th 2012

    In my opinion, steaming the asparagus before roasting it is not only an inconvenient, unnecessary step that uses more pans, but it may even result in overcooking the asparagus once it finall ...

  8. Mar 15th 2012

    Delicious! Only thing I did was add the lemon juice before baking, because I like my asparagus green. Other than that, this one's a keeper!

  9. Mar 9th 2012

    We love roasted asparagus. I don't know if the initial steaming (blanching) is really necessary. We like our asparagus on the crisp side though.