Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe came from Ina Garten of the Barefoot Contessa -- she is all about quick and simple but wonderful and fresh food. This is so easy, it has become my standard for preparing asparagus!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and trim the asparagus stalks (I usually cut off the bottom inch or so) Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet and drizzle with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  5. Sprinkle with the parmesan and return to the oven for about one more minute.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful, wonderful!!! It doesn't get any better than this!

5 5

So so simple but so nice, sometimes simple is just the best. Made for a rainbow of colours the diabetic forum March 2011 Thank you for posting.

5 5

This was awesome! We had guests for dinner and EVERYONE -- even my picky 13 year-old who "hates" asparagus tried it and loved it. I followed the other reviewer's suggestion and just put a little olive oil, regular salt and pepper in a bowl and kind of rolled each asparagus into this, and it came out great. DEFINITELY the way I will cook asparagus from now on!