Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Okay friends – I need to be real with you here. For a majority of my life, I did not eat vegetables. When I say “did not eat vegetables”, I mean it. I did not eat salads, steamed vegetables or virtually anything green. 

Bethany and I have been together (high school sweethearts) for over 11 years and she would always push me to try new things – which I did begrudgingly. When we were first married and living in Fort Wayne, IN we attended a charity event that we were invited to. You know those big events where there is a band, multiple speakers and a dynamite buffet? Yup. That’s the one. 

parmesan asparagus in a pan

I, of course, am loading up on the meats and potatoes – and boy were they good. Bethany, on the other hand, gives me “the look” and my choices to choose from green beans or these tasty spear looking things (which I later found out were asparagus – I know, sheltered). We sat down and I ate everything but the asparagus; hoping Bethany would let me off the hook (which she did not). I took one bite and was blown away. I did not know that a vegetable could really taste that good. 

Fast forward 5 years and I’m here to tell you that asparagus is easy, simple and SO flavorful! We’d love to hear your feedback on this amazing recipe!

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Perfectly cooked asparagus generously seasoned with garlic and topped with parmesan cheese.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice about 1/2 a lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 425°
  • Chop the woody, bottom 1-2 inches off the asparagus stems and discard.
  • Place the stems on a sheet pan - you can place them close together as long as they are not touching. Brush them evenly with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle all of the seasonings directly on the Asparagus as evenly as possible, including the lemon juice. Then, top with Parmesan and bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese has begun to brown.


Sodium: 423mgCalcium: 195mgSugar: 2.1gFiber: 2.4gCholesterol: 10mgCalories: 128kcalSaturated Fat: 3.4gFat: 10.1gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 4.5gIron: 3mg
Keyword asparagus, parmesan
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