Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is simple and delicious.  It is a quick side dish that pairs with any savory meal.  Try it next to Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken!

Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
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Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

In the world of side dishes, asparagus is at the top for me.  It is low in calories, low in fat, and high in all sorts of nutrients.  Roasting asparagus is a great way to add this delicious veggie into your regular meal rotation.  If you love asparagus like me, make sure to try asparagus stuffed chicken

Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

This simple and delicious side dish is ready in a flash and pairs perfectly with almost any savory meal. We love to pair it with chicken, pork, fish, or steak.  My favorite is serving it with browned butter pork chops.

Break off the woody ends!

Roasted Asparagus Ingredients

Asparagus: Thick stalk if you can find it, you may need to adjust your cooking time with this addition though.

Parmesan: I always go for freshly grated when I have the time, the pre-shaved version will work but I think the flavor is so much better when I do it myself.

Garlic: Finely minced, if you want to get extra fancy you can pre-roast the garlic.  I have a how-to guide in my Cajun Chicken with Roasted Garlic Alfredo Recipe.

Salt: I prefer a coarser salt with this recipe, so I usually opt for sea salt, but kosher will work as well.

Roasted Asparagus with freshly grated parmesan cheese!

Air Fryer Instructions

Follow the same instructions, but eliminate the oil and spray the asparagus with cooking spray instead. Season the asparagus and place the asparagus in the basket of your air fryer set at 400°F. Air fry for 7-10 minutes, or until the asparagus is slightly charred.

Roasted Asparagus

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4.86 from 7 votes

Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is simple and delicious.  It is a quick side dish that pairs with any savory meal.


  • ½ pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Rinse the asparagus and trim off woody end pieces. (Or snap as in the picture above)
  • Spread out in a thin layer on top of the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the asparagus in olive oil, and then add parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper. Using tongs, toss the asparagus to evenly coat. Spread the asparagus back out into an even layer.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    The recipe was really simple and easy (and SUPER delicious – will make again for sure), but I wish that you would post accurate times – this has been an issue I’ve noticed consistently. Recipe says 10-12 minutes cook time, but you put 8 so that the total is 10 minutes.

  2. This is now my favorite way to make asparagus! I love the crispness & the flavor AND it is so quick and easy to make.

  3. 5 stars
    I ate it to fast to take a picture! Germany is mostly into the white asparagus but when I found some nice, thIck, organic, green I had the buy it. This recipe was perfect. Wouldn’t change a thing.

    1. If you use white asparagus… you MUST peel them. They do not get tender enough to eat in just 10-15 mins of baking. I tried this once to impress family I was visiting and it was a disaster!:).

  4. I’ve taken multiple Oriental cooking classes… (love Chinese food)… the different teachers/chefs Always told us to buy thinner Asparagus spears. All said Thick ones are dry, tough & stringy.

    1. I always buy thicker stalks and peel the fat end with a potato peeler. That way I get to eat more of the stalk. Works for me.

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