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Baked asparagus

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This easy baked asparagus recipe is ready in 20 minutes and bursting with flavor. Perfectly tender-crisp with a hint of char, it’s the veggie side you’ll crave all spring and summer long!


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (zest from half, plus slices from the other half)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut off the tough bottom ends of the asparagus. Add the asparagus stalks to a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, and add the kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the zest of 1/2 lemon and mix with your hands. Thinly slice 4 lemon wheels from the the lemon, then add them right on the tray. Sprinkle everything with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until tender when pierced by a fork at the thickest part. The timing will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears (ours in the photo were done at 12 minutes). Serve immediately. Store leftovers for up to 3 days refrigerated. 

Notes

This recipe is a great base for customization! Explore different flavor combinations by seasoning with Old Bay or Cajun seasoning, adding a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or serving with lemon dill sauce.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegetables