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Parmesan Asparagus

Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no time, then pop it into the oven for about 15 minutes. It turns out perfect every time. —Mary Ann Marino, West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • Arrange asparagus in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 107 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 19, 2019

    The asparagus was outstanding. So easy and so delicious. I followed the recipe and when it came out of the oven, I sprinkled it with garlic powder and shredded Parmesan cheese and let it sit for a few minutes. So delicious. The asparagus had a nutty flavor. We definitely will be having this again.

  • Dollyt
    Apr 19, 2018

    Ibelieve this recipe is delicious however I am not always cooking of a dozen people .It is easier to make a recipe smaller than larger.

  • bicktasw
    Mar 26, 2017

    Well...... I just found my new FAVORITE way to make asparagus!! My husband and I both loved the cheesy taste of this delicious side dish. I did not pre-cook the asparagus before baking and I used olive oil instead of butter.... it was so delicious! I imagine it would be a bit better with butter, so I will stick to the recipe the next time I make it!! Five stars for sure!!

  • suefalk
    Dec 31, 2016

    Easy and delicious!!

  • carols56
    Mar 2, 2016

    I have made this for years but I sprinkle ranch seasoning before the butter, then add the Parmesan and cook in oven for 30-40 minutes. The cheese kind of carmelizes on the top, the only problem is NO LEFT OVERS whether10 people. Enjoy.. there are 4 people or

  • habenaroman
    Apr 4, 2015

    Very good.

  • kcrihfield89
    Oct 1, 2014

    This is a delicious and easy way to make asparagus. My husband is a picky veggie eater and he loved it.

  • puppypal81
    Jul 5, 2014

    Yummy! That's all I can say. One week later after making it for the first time, I bought more asparagus to make it again.

  • sd20
    Apr 13, 2014

    Easy and delicious!

  • HarvesterGirl
    Nov 12, 2012

    I used this as a last minute veggie for supper and it turned out great! Easy to alter the recipe for what ever amount you have. There was NO left overs.