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Cheesy Lemon Asparagus

Roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese and lemon zest make for a great side dish to accompany any entrée. Super easy to make in just under 15 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cup shredded parmesan cheese (do not use grated)
  • zest of one lemon


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Wash and cut 1 ½ to 2 inches off the bottom of the ½asparagus (see notes). Place on a baking pan.
  • Brush asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle evenly with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Plate the asparagus and sprinkle with lemon zest.


Cut 1 ½ to 2 inches off of the asparagus stalks. The lower half of the asparagus is tougher and more woody.