Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

You’ll love the combination of flavors in this roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus! It’s a quick and easy side dish bursting with parmesan, garlic, and a hint of lemon to brighten it all. This is a side that you will make again and again!

Roasted vegetables are the way to go! It makes them perfectly tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. Try my roasted carrots, these roasted zucchini, or our favorite roasted potatoes!

Top view of roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus on a sheet pan with lemons.

Reasons to LOVE This Asparagus!

  • It’s the BEST Side Dish: Fresh, healthy, and perfect alongside any meal! This roasted asparagus will be your go-to side dish recipe.
  • Fast and Easy: It only takes 5 minutes of prep, and the oven does all the work!
  • Minimal Ingredients: This recipe has minimal ingredients but is bursting with flavor! You will love the parmesan cheese and squeeze of lemon.

Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables! This recipe inspiration came from one of my very first recipes on the blog, this parmesan asparagus. I love serving it with our dinners because I throw it in the oven and it takes less than ten minutes to cook. It gets a crisp edge on the outside, and the asparagus is nice and tender on the inside. This asparagus was full of such amazing flavor and I LOVED the lemon parmesan garlic flavor that coated the outside. I could have eaten the entire pan by myself.

Making roasting asparagus couldn’t be easier! I am always looking to find new flavor ideas when I cook my asparagus. Since I love lemon, parmesan cheese, and garlic, I decided to add them all! The combination of the three is absolutely incredible! Try more of my lemon and parmesan inspired recipes like this chicken or these scallops.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus Ingredients

This roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus has very few ingredients! It makes for an easy side dish when you’re short on time. Grab a bundle of asparagus at the grocery store and let’s take it up a notch!

  • Asparagus: Be sure to trim off the white ends of the asparagus before roasting.
  • Olive Oil: Adds moisture as the asparagus roasts.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic has the best flavor!
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated or shredded will work. I love the flavor of parmesan but asiago cheese would be delicious too!
  • Lemon: Freshly squeezed lemon is a must! It brightens the flavors and is unexpectedly tasty.
  • Salt and Pepper: I love the taste and texture of coarse salt and pepper in this asparagus recipe!
Ingredients labeled to make roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Get ready to make the easiest and most impressive side dish! This roasted asparagus will steal the show and you’ll want to serve it with every meal. Follow the recipe card below for step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat Oven/ Arrange Asparagus: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  2. Toss With Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper: Toss the asparagus with the olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast: Roast for 8-10 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp on the outside and tender in the center. 
  4. Toss With Garlic, Parmesan, and Lemon Juice: Toss in the garlic, parmesan cheese, and lemon juice then serve immediately.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus Tips

From picking fresh veggies to switching up seasonings, here are a few easy tips to make your roasted asparagus as delicious as possible!

  • Picking Asparagus: Pick the freshest stalk possible! The perfect stalk should be a vibrant green color. If it’s dull, then it is likely overripe. The stalks should be firm to the touch and not flimsy. Choose a stalk with a uniform size so that each piece cooks at the same rate.
  • Flavor Variations: Although salt and pepper are my go-to seasonings for asparagus, switch it up with lemon pepper seasoning or garlic salt! Sometimes if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll add a dash of Italian seasoning to add flavor. Try adding some lemon zest to bring out the lemon flavor even more!
  • Toppings: Try garnishing the top with some chopped cooked bacon, slivered almonds, or pine nuts. And if you like a little kick then add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes!
  • Do I Need to Trim My Asparagus? I always recommend trimming off the white ends of the stalk because it is very tough and bitter. Trimming also helps to make each stalk a uniform size.

Top close view of roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus on a sheet pan.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus Leftovers

It’s so easy to store your leftover asparagus. Just heat it up and enjoy it another day! Follow my tips below for storing and reheating leftovers…that is if you have any!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store the roasted and cooled asparagus in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat: Using an air fryer is always my favorite way to reheat leftover veggies. Pop the asparagus in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also reheat them in the oven for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Close view of roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus on a platter.

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Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

You’ll love the combination of flavors in this roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus! It’s a quick and easy side dish bursting with parmesan, garlic, and a hint of lemon to brighten it all. This is a side that you will make again and again!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus recipe, roasted asparagus, roasted lemon parmesan garlic asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 68kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Toss the asparagus with the olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 8-10 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp on the outside and tender in the center.
  • Toss in the garlic, parmesan and lemon juice. Add more if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

Updated on May 31, 2024

Originally Posted on April 23, 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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