Fresh Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan and Sea Salt

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Parmesan Asparagus Recipe
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Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. My husband, on the other hand, grew up hating asparagus because he’d only ever had it from a can. (Think about the difference between a fresh green bean and a canned one!)

When we got married and I made this roasted asparagus for him, he realized what he had been missing out on all those years. If you’ve only ever had the canned version, then you have to try it freshly prepared… such a delicious difference!

Here’s how to make it:

Roasted Asparagus Recipe With Parmesan

Historically, canning vegetables was necessary for preserving garden produce for the winter. And even today, I know that canned fruits and vegetables can play an important role. They’re fairly inexpensive and certainly last longer than fresh produce.

However, there is a major taste difference between roasted and canned vegetables! Roasting brings out the natural sugars in asparagus and gives it a nice texture with a little crisp. Parmesan adds nuttiness and flavor.

To make it, simply drizzle fresh asparagus with oil, then toss it with salt, pepper, and Parmesan. I usually get it all ready and then work on the rest of dinner before tossing the asparagus in the oven for the last few minutes.

What to Serve With Asparagus

Asparagus is now a regular side item at our house, especially on holidays. Here are some other ideas for serving with weekday meals:

Next up, a chicken asparagus soup?

Parmesan Asparagus Recipe

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

A simple and delicious asparagus recipe roasted for a touch of sweetness and crunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 120kcal
Author Katie Wells




  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 TBSP olive oil (or ghee)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 2 TBSP Parmesan cheese (grated)


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Break the hard ends off asparagus. It will naturally break at this point if you gently bend it.
  • Lay the asparagus flat on baking sheet and drizzle with the oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parmesan and toss lightly.
  • Roast 15-20 minutes or until soft and just starting to brown.
  • Remove and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.3g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 512mg22%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 3.2g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This recipe is easily halved or doubled and is great leftover in omelettes or with eggs Benedict. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


4 responses to “Fresh Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan and Sea Salt”

  1. Shana Avatar

    Good recipe. Do you have any recommendations for good grated Parmesan cheese? TIA.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Good point… I’ve been using tallow, but most people don’t have tallow on hand, so I just recommended olive oil (still preferable to vegetable oils) but I will change post to update. Thanks!

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