Easy Recipes: Baked Parmesan Asparagus

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We are huge fans of asparagus in this house. I know I am lucky that I can get my kids to eat it without complaining. We love it.

I like to buy it fresh from Trader Joe’s or frozen from Schwan’s.  Both ways it is super tasty.

Another thing I love about it, is that it cooks really quickly and with little effort and it fits into my easy recipes criteria.  Here is how I quickly make Baked Parmesan Asparagus on a busy weeknight.

baked parmesan asparagus


  • 1 bushel of fresh asparagus or a bag of frozen
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste (about 1 t of kosher salt and 5 or so cracks of fresh pepper)
  • 2 T parmesan cheese

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, evenly lay out the the asparagus (keeping it frozen is just fine).

Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus evenly.

Sprinkle it with the salt and pepper.

fresh asparagus

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over the asparagus.

parmesan cheese

Pop it in an oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden and the asparagus is heated thoroughly.

See those crispy cheese pieces? Those are my favorite!

fresh asparagus with parmesan cheese

Plate it up.

I served our Baked Parmesan Asparagus this particular night as a side with our Crockpot Many Clove Garlic Chicken and Kale served over rice.

It was delicious!

trader joes asparagus and trader joes parmesan cheese



  1. What a great addition to Asparagus, I will be trying this it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and wishing you abundant blessings in 2014!
    Miz Helen

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