Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

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Baked Asparagus with olive oil and parmesan cheese. Easy and elegant!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Are you ready for asparagus season?

This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes.

They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled.

Baked Asparagus

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How to make baked asparagus

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 4 as a side dish


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, less or more
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, less or more taste
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed (about 1.5 ounces or 40g) shredded or grated parmesan cheese,  or to taste


1 Prep the asparagus: Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Break or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus spears. For an added touch, if you want you can use a vegetable peeler to peel the skins off the base of the asparagus spears for a more elegant presentation.

2 Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, Parm: Arrange the asparagus spears on a foil-lined baking sheet and coat with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the Parmesan.

3 Bake: Bake at 400°F until the cheese begins to brown, about 8-10 minutes.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Marleen Beck

    Great recipe, very easy. I added just a few dashes of garlic powder in with the Parmesan cheese before sprinkling onto the asparagus, yum!


  2. Emma

    Super easy and quick recipe that got rave reviews from my family! And we didn’t even think we liked asparagus!


  3. Michaelyn

    Wow! Amazing!!!!! And very easy. The best recipe I have ever tried with my asparagus! Thank you so much for sharing your genius with the world!


  4. Tessie

    Supper tasty!!! Will make again.


  5. Sharon

    I love this dish. I added some fresh minced garlic. So delicious!!


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