Have you made Roasted Asparagus? Too easy and way too good to be a veggie!

RoastedAsparagus MyRecipes

Roasted Asparagus – Image: MyRecipes.com

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Merilee Bordin

I like asparagus. Actually I LOVE asparagus. Of all cooking methods, roasting is hands down the most flavorful cooking method. The taste is out of this world and it is so easy you won’t believe it!

Sometimes I sprinkle a little parmesan, sometimes I don’t. Same with the lemon. It works either way. It doesn’t need it, but it’s a nice twist.  You can also just use however much asparagus you like (if you don’t need six servings), toss in olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pop in the oven!

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Roasted Asparagus

  • 2 bunches asparagus (about 2 lbs.)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup packed freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 475°. Hold the end of an asparagus stalk and bend until it snaps off. Repeat with remaining stalks and discard woody ends.

2. Toss asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss well. Arrange asparagus in an even layer in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake until asparagus is crisp-tender and cheese is browned, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve hot or warm.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information/per serving

  • Calories: 84
  • Calories from fat: 49%
  • Protein: 7.6g
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 274mg
  • Cholesterol: 7.5mg

Catch you back here tomorrow!


8 thoughts on “Have you made Roasted Asparagus? Too easy and way too good to be a veggie!

    1. Hey Jennifer! Tasty stuff this is, ha ha… A friend gave me a bottle of walnut oil, and she said to try that, it was amazing… just need a little bit… all roasted veggies are good!! Have a good day!


Make my day and leave a (public) comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.