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How to roast asparagus - This amazing garlic parmesan roasted asparagus recipe is the best you'll ever eat. Baked on a sheet pan in the oven, it is simple and easy and super healthy. The cheese makes it a perfect side dish for any meal including brunch.

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is made with just a few simple ingredients and makes a perfectly delicious side dish for any meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed with a garlic press
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shaved or grated (not the powdery stuff in the can, okay?)

Instructions
 

  • Trim the asparagus spears where the tender portion meets the more fibrous stem. One way to do it is to bend each spear individually and see where it breaks, but that takes entirely too long for me. I just eyeball it and see where it cuts most easily. After they've been trimmed, I cut the asparagus into 2-inch pieces.
  • Dump the cut pieces onto a jelly roll or 9x13 pan. Sprinkle olive oil over the asparagus and toss to coat, then spread into a single layer.
  • Press the garlic over top of the asparagus. If you don't have a garlic press, mince the garlic and sprinkle it over the asparagus. Top the whole thing with Parmesan cheese.
  • Roast the asparagus at 425 for 12 to 15 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the cheese is melted.
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