Wondering how to roast asparagus in the oven? Try the BEST Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe with step by step instructions.
Before life got turned upside down my Dad came to visit us every couple of months. Since the twins' birth, we've always been tied to the house for dinners and he'd always cook for us at least once while he was here. I always really looked forward to that night because I didn't have to cook AND he makes really good food. His signature dish is a fabulous salmon and he recently started also making a super really easy oven asparagus recipe. I'd always made my asparagus on the stovetop but LOVED the idea of popping it in the oven. So I got the details from my Dad and this is actually HIS Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe. It really is THE BEST!
Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe
There are so many asparagus recipes but this one is totally my jam. Here's why I love this Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus...
- It's super healthy.
- It's crazy easy to make.
- Cooking the asparagus in the oven means less hands-off time in the kitchen.
- It tastes crazy good.
YES... the crazy good I think it could turn anyone into an asparagus fan!
The Best Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
The trick to making this the best Garlic Parmesan Asparagus is garlic salt and parmesan. Those two flavors really make this roasted asparagus pop. You could use fresh garlic BUT I actually love the flavor of garlic salt and how it can be evenly sprinkled over the entire dish.
The parmesan is also the perfect addition and the nutty cheese pairs perfectly with the earthy green asparagus. I love the way the cheese browns in this Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe on the pan and around the individual asparagus spears.
Plus roasting is so much butter than sauteing because it really brings out the flavors and it gets a little crispy. And no one wants soggy asparagus... right?
What's in this Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe?
You know I love recipes with less than 5 ingredients and this one has only four! Here's what's in this Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe...
- Shredded Parmesan
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt & Pepper
If you don't have garlic salt you could also do garlic powder with added salt and then add the pepper.
How to Roast Asparagus in the oven...
Curious how to roast asparagus in the oven?
Start off with prepping the asparagus. The ends can be tough and woody so break off that part. It should easily snap at the point it changes to be more tender and edible.
Roasting the asparagus is super simple...
- Toss the asparagus in the olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Add the cheese on top.
- Pop in the oven and cook until fork-tender.
If you are feeling extra fancy you could drizzle a little lemon the asparagus when it comes out of the oven.
How does it take to cook asparagus?
Thin asparagus should only take about 10 minutes but thicker asparagus could take closer to 15 minutes. It's a fast and easy side dish to make.
Easy Oven Asparagus
My Dad really nailed this easy oven asparagus! I hate to tell him but I stole his side dish idea and it's now one we enjoy every couple of weeks. It's that good. His version will always be the best and original though.
This really is the BEST Garlic Parmesan Asparagus. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think. Happy cooking!
Try more of the best asparagus recipes!
- Rosemary Lemon Asparagus
- Asparagus and Tomato Tortellini Salad
- Asparagus Salad
- Salmon, Asparagus and Tomato in Foil
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Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe
- 1 pound asparagus
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons shredded parmesan
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
- Lay the asparagus on the pan in a single layer and sprinkle with the olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss and make sure everything gets coated.
- Lay the asparagus back into a single layer and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the asparagus is fork-tender.
What's you favorite way to enjoy asparagus?