Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

Side DishQuick and EasyVegetarianAsparagus

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 Tbsp 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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  • JD

    Best asparagus ever- even my toddler loved it, with the parmesan all crunchy and delicious!


  • Cindy

    I love this recipe. I don’t use parmesan cheese though. I use coconut oil instead of olive oil and I use garlic powder instead of salt.


  • Kelly K

    Love asparagus, love parmesan. Of course I loved this recipe. Will be making again and again.


  • Darren

    This is magical. However… add lemon juice in the beginning and pine nuts right before the end. You’ll love your life.

  • Linda

    Oh my gosh, this is so good. I made it and ate half of it myself. Tomorrow I’ll have the other half.

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