These green stalks of beauty come as a welcome respite from all the flour, potatoes, butter and sugar that has seemed to flood my life in recent weeks. There was Cheesy Garlic Bread, Dutch Baby PancakesDeep-Fried Ravioli, and oh boy, the pièce de résistanceHomemade Barbecue Potato Chips.

Consider it a digital cleanse. Say it with me now, “I will not fry, butter or cheese-ify anything for one entire post.”

Simply give fresh asparagus a toss in olive oil, a sprinkling of salt and pepper and a good old-fashioned, artery-cleansing roast in the oven. And then top them off with Parmesan curls.

Well, I guess two out of three isn’t bad.


Side Dish

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Simply give fresh asparagus a toss in olive oil, a sprinkling of salt and pepper and a good old-fashioned, artery-cleansing roast in the oven. And then top them off with Parmesan curls.
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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black Pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray it lightly with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the trimmed asparagus on the cookie sheet and drizzle them with olive oil, giving them a quick turn to ensure that they're evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the asparagus with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Roast the asparagus for 15 to 20 minutes, just until they're tender but still crisp.
  • Remove the asparagus from the oven and then sprinkle them immediately with Parmesan cheese and serve.
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Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa Parties.


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Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 195mg, Potassium: 473mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1825IU, Vitamin C: 12.7mg, Calcium: 193mg, Iron: 5mg

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  1. I grill a very similar recipe quite often, delicious! Sometimes I’ll sprinkle a bit of dried rosemary on during grilling, adds a bit of rustic flavor and a lovely aroma. Yum!

  2. I love roasted asparagus completely plain with just olive oil, S & P…never thought to add parm cheese. I’m definitely going to next time! :)

  3. I love grilled asparagus with Parmigiano!
    Sometimes I also add a poached or fried egg on the side, to dip the spears in… (we call these “alla milanese”)

  4. I just discovered your blog through Pinterest! And I’ll have to tell you I am hooked!!! Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes!! I can’t wait to see more!!

  5. I adore asparagus too. This is one of my favourite ways to eat it … especially drizzled with some of my beloved balsamic!!!

    1. The addition of balsamic would be perfect … and still keep it on the lighter side. I’ll have to add a splash next time!