Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my go-to vegetables.  I used to not buy it that often because a bunch is around $4.00 and only feeds 2-3 people.  Since we have been shopping at Costco, asparagus is back on the menu!  Now my asparagus comes in a huge bag that the awesome boyfriend and I can munch on for about a week.

30 stalks of asparagus
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 C shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. To prepare asparagus for cooking, break off woody portion at bottom of stems.  (See video below).  
  3. Lay asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper over asparagus.  
  5. Using a spatula, or your hands, toss asparagus to evenly coat with oil, salt, and pepper.  
  6. Place baking sheet in oven.  
  7. After ten minutes remove baking sheet from oven, and switch oven over to broiler.  
  8. Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese over asparagus.  
  9. Roast under broiler for 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and toasted on edges.  
  10. Remove from oven and serve immediately with a spatula.  Enjoy!  
  • Here's a video on how to prepare asparagus.  Sometimes I shave the stalks with a veggie peeler and sometimes I do not.   It just depends on how much time I want to spend.  Roasted asparagus should be fine if you don't shave the ends, but it will make the stalks a little bit more tender.  You do need to break or cut the whiteish/purpleish ends off of the stalks because they are inedible.  

  • My broiler has a high and a low setting, and I used the low one for this recipe.  Broilers are really hot and will burn something up in a second, so you need to stand by and keep an eye on the cheese while it's under there.  
This is enough asparagus for 3-4 servings.  


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