close up of asparagus with crispy browned cheese on top

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

This simple Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is ready in under 20 minutes, SUPER simple to make and absolutely incredible.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 181 kcal


  • 1 lbs. asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 tbsp. fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place asparagus on a baking sheet.

  2. Pour the olive oil, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper over the asparagus and mix to coat with your hands. 

  3. Roast for 12-14 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork.

Recipe Notes

Cook's Tips:

  1. When you’re looking for asparagus, try to find stalks that are medium thickness.
  2. Trim the bottom 2-3″ off the asparagus to remove the stringy part of the stalks. 
  3. Use a high quality olive oil for the best results.
  4. Use a lemon infused olive oil to add an extra boost of fresh flavor to this dish. (affiliate link)
  5. Using fresh ground pepper will add more flavor.
  6. Use fresh grated Parmesan for the best results; however, the Kraft off-the-shelf version can be substituted if you can't get fresh. 
  7. You may need to roast your asparagus for a few extra minutes if the stalks are very thick.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (5 stalks)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 25.3%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.