Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus provides a light and tasty side of greens, roasted till soft and tender while still slightly crisp upon serving.
Keeping the seasoning really simple means that the natural flavors of the asparagus as well as the nutty profile of the parmesan cheese sprinkled on top gets to shine through!
Serve your Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus alongside a roast chicken, roast ham or your favorite cut of pan seared steak. The options are endless!
- I like to stick to the cooking time in the recipe as this produces asparagus that is still crisp. If you go over this time, just be aware that your asparagus will get softer in texture.
- For a smokey flavor, try grilling the asparagus before adding the parmesan cheese and then return to the oven on broil for the last few minutes with the cheese sprinkled over.
- I’ve kept the seasoning very simple since I love the flavor of asparagus to be the star of the show but you can easily add other seasoning that you enjoy too.
- To reheat refrigerated cooked asparagus, it’s best to place it under the broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp it up a bit. You could also serve your cooked refrigerated asparagus chilled and chopped into a cold salad.
How to Make Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 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.
HOW SHOULD I STORE OVEN ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN ASPARAGUS?
- You can extend the shelf life of your roasted asparagus by storing it in a shallow airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
- It is also possible to freeze your roasted asparagus if you have leftovers and intend using it in other dishes that don’t require the asparagus to be crisp. After freezing and thawing, your asparagus certainly won’t be enjoyable as a side dish or snack on it’s own but will be perfectly fine to add in to other recipes such as casseroles, rice bowls or quiche.
- To freeze, store the asparagus in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Others suggest that you can store frozen asparagus for 10-12 months but I always prefer to use up frozen food within a 2-3 month timeframe. To defrost, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then incorporate it into other recipes as they direct.
HOW CAN I MAKE USE OF LEFTOVER PARMESAN ASPARAGUS?
Apart from serving your Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus as a delicious side to main dishes like roasted chicken, here are some other recipes of mine that call for asparagus which you could easily make to use up any leftovers that you may have:
Other Roasted Vegetables You May Like
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Candied Bacon and Pecans
Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower
Parmesan Roasted Carrots
Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus provides a light and tasty side of greens, roasted till soft and tender while still slightly crisp.
- 2 bunches asparagus trimmed to remove the woody ends
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ to 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 to 4 cloves minced garlic
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
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.–