Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

April 18, 2011 | By andrea | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Asparagus season is upon us! WooHoo!!! Here’s a quick side dish to serve with chicken, pork, beef…just about anything really.

For easy clean up, place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet before arranging the asparagus in a single layer.  Be sure to trim the tough ends off each piece of asparagus. Nobody likes gnawing on those hard-to-eat, woody ends! This dish is best served warm. Enjoy!

Recipe variation: drizzle the asparagus with a little balsamic vinegar before sprinkling with salt, pepper and Parmesan; then roast in the oven.

Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan
-recipe from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast from the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living

1 1/2 lbs asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

Preheat oven to 450° F.  Trim the tough ends from asparagus.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with the olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
Spread asparagus in an even layer. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Roast until asparagus is tender and cheese has melted, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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