Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is a simple, bright and flavorful side dish. Fresh asparagus is tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and fresh garlic before roasted in a hot oven. Finished with fresh lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Perfect if served with chicken, fish or beef. Serves 4 (maybe even 6) in 10 minutes.

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Last week I was testing out a new chicken recipe on my family (lucky them and lucky you, soon!) and I planned to whip up some roasted asparagus to go with it. 3 out of 4 of us like asparagus (Mal still isn’t a fan) and I usually grill it or sauté it, I don’t really roasted asparagus often because I haven’t ever found a recipe that I loved.

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So back to dinner, I really didn’t have a recipe to go by. I was just going to wing it and throw it all together and serve it. Fingers crossed. I had no idea that I would rush out to the store the next morning, buy more asparagus to shoot this recipe for SS. They’re juicy, yet still have a little crunch or bite. The lemon parmesan garlic thing they have going on is utterly fantastic and borderline magical.

This garlicky lemon parmesan roasted asparagus has simple, classic ingredients and can be pulled together in no time.

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For this recipe, you will need: 1 bunch asparagus, extra light olive oil, s& p, garlic, lemon and Parmesan – the freshly grated stuff.

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Trim the last inch or inch-and-a-half of the ends of the asparagus. Remove the rubber bands, rinse and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.

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Place the asparagus onto a rimmed, metal baking sheet [affiliate] and drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, grate 1 small clove of garlic, and season with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to coat before sliding the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated 500° (yes 500 degree) oven and roast for 6 to 8 minutes, rotating the pan halfway during roasting.

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Once roasted, immediately squeeze half a lemon over top…

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…and sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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Then serve, still warm and looking gorgeous.

I really had no idea how delicious this garlicky lemon parmesan roasted asparagus was going to turn out! Perfectly cooked, tender yet still with an al dente firmness. Bright with lemon, cheesy and garlicky. SO good! It was love after first bite and I vow that this will be my go-to roasted asparagus recipe.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Yield: 4 to 6

Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is a simple, bright and flavorful side dish. Fresh asparagus is tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and fresh garlic before roasted in a hot oven. Finished with fresh lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Perfect if served with chicken, fish or beef. Serves 4 in 10 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated or finely minced
  • a small pinch kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 500°. Then wash and pat dry your asparagus with paper towel.

Arrange the asparagus in a single, even layer on a metal rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, grate the garlic and season with a little kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat.

Roast in your preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes.

Squeeze the lemon over top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Serve immediately.

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