Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Here's the Dish

Roasting vegetables with parmesan cheese has been one of my favorite ways to eat my ‘veggies’ since I discovered it at about 16 years old. I can pretty much guarantee that even the pickiest eater will like their vegetables when you start making them this way. I honestly feel like parmesan roasted asparagus taste very similar to french fries…So much so in fact, that I dip them in ketchup! I like to roast green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and just about every vegetable I can get my hands on this way, and I can just about promise that you will too!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 15-20 minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with non-stick spray.

2

Wash asparagus. Take one piece of asparagus and hold it on each end of the stalk. Snap it in half, (letting it break naturally), and cut all of the asparagus at the same place where the stalk broke (this will get rid of all the ‘tough’ parts of the asparagus, and leave the yummy tender parts). Discard the bottom ends.

3

Place asparagus on prepared baking sheet, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and seasoning evenly over asparagus. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until parmesan cheese is lightly golden brown, and asparagus is tender.

Ingredients

1 bushel Asparagus (about 30 stalks)
1/4 cupParmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tspSalt
1/4 tspPepper
1/2 tspGarlic powder
Optional:1 tsp garlic herb seasoning to taste (i use mrs. dash garlic herb seasoning for extra garlic goodness!)

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings (about 8 stalks)
56 Calories
2 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
2.5 g Fiber
0 g Sugar
5 g Protein
119 mg Sodium
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

5 Comments

Renee said:

Hi Katie,
could I use canned and/or frozen asparagus instead of fresh?
thanks for the help!

May 29th, 2012 — 2:02pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Sure I recommend frozen

May 29th, 2012 — 2:40pm  | 

Debbie said:

We just moved last summer and this year we found wild asparagus growing in our yard! Can’t wait to try this out with it! Thanks so much for the great recipes! LOVE your site!!!

June 4th, 2012 — 9:52pm  |  Reply

Eric (from Slow Carb Diet Experiments) said:

These look delicious! I’m always looking for great low carb sides for my main dishes. It’s so hard to get away from the carb-filled sides like rice, potatoes, and breads. I’ll probably make these this weekend.

Thanks!

June 30th, 2012 — 11:37am  |  Reply

Rachel's Cottage House said:

I love roasting veggies in the oven! MMM and this parm roasted asparagus looks FANTASTIC! can’t wait to try it!!!

August 26th, 2012 — 11:40pm  |  Reply

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