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