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Oven-Baked Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan

Oven-Baked Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan

This Oven Baked Asparagus recipe makes a simple side dish that combines the flavors of garlic and parmesan. Great way to introduce a new vegetable side dish at dinner!

An easy recipe for Oven-Baked Asparagus combines the delicious flavors of garlic and parmesan. Coat, toss, and bake in the oven is all it takes to make this delicious vegetable side dish.

An easy recipe for Oven Baked Asparagus combines the delicious flavors of garlic and parmesan for a satisfying. Coat, toss and bake in the oven is all it takes to make this delicious vegetable side dish.

Is it just me, or do you want to shake things up in the kitchen every now and then? Sure, staple side dishes like macaroni and cheese, honey glazed carrots or green beans are yummy – and easy to please the crowd. However, the same sides can get boring after a while. I absolutely LOVE this baked asparagus recipe!

I was recently feeling that way and decided to give my family something new to try. I took asparagus, which has a number of health benefits and only 20 calories per 1/2 cup, and flavored it with garlic before baking it in the oven. Once it was done, I sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top for additional taste.

white platter with baked asparagus covered in cheese

The result was an easy to make side dish ready in less than 20 minutes that everyone enjoyed! I recommend you try it with a steak or chicken main course, but it could go with others, too.

Serve this asparagus dish alongside this slow cooker whole chicken and classic scalloped potatoes for a complete meal!

This recipe for Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots is another terrific vegetable side dish!

Watch how easily this roasted asparagus comes together:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed to remove the woody ends
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ to 1 tsp garlic powder or 2 to 4 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Preparing the Asparagus
  • Place the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet.
roasted asparagus recipe
  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus. Toss to coat the asparagus with oil. Then, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Can you believe how easy this oven roasted asparagus comes together?
Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 2 to 4 minutes.
What do I do if the asparagus is too hard?

This all comes down to timing and temperature. The asparagus should be no thicker than a pencil. Anything thicker will require a longer cooking time. Cook for 15 minutes but check in on them constantly, as overcooking can make them stringy and tough. As well, asparagus should be cooked 400-450 F; I go with 425 F but, as oven temperatures vary, you may want to go up to 450 F.

Do you have to boil asparagus before baking?

You don’t necessarily need to boil asparagus before baking it, as it will cook through in the oven. However, some people prefer to blanch or boil it first. This can help to soften the asparagus slightly and reduce the overall cooking time so you know what to do if you are in a rush 🙂

How To Store Oven-Baked Asparagus

To store baked asparagus you need to allow it to cool to room temperature first, then transfer it to a Tupperware. You can store baked asparagus in the fridge for up to three days. Reheating baked asparagus in the oven is extremely easy. Just preheat the oven to 350 F and place the asparagus on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until it is heated through. Alternatively, you can heat the asparagus on the stove by placing it in a pan over medium heat until it is warmed through.

Pro Tip

You can also grill the vegetable along with your meat, if you wish. Doing so is quicker, cuts down on clean-up, and perhaps most importantly, it allows the flavors to mingle — the asparagus can absorb some of the meat’s juices and enhance an already-delicious side dish!

Check out some of my other favorite side dishes:

This Oven Baked Asparagus recipe makes a simple side dish that combines the flavors of garlic and parmesan. Great way to introduce a new vegetable side dish at dinner!

Oven Baked Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan

About a Mom
A healthy vegetable side dish that combines your favorite flavors for a delicious experience!
3.98 from 135 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Place the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus. Toss to coat the asparagus with oil. Then, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Asparagus recipe, Vegetable recipe
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This Oven Baked Asparagus recipe makes a simple side dish that combines the flavors of garlic and parmesan. Great way to introduce a new vegetable side dish at dinner!
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