Parmesan Roasted Asparagus . . . this is the tastiest way to prepare asparagus, and it is so simple! Only five ingredients, and even my kids love it!
I tried asparagus once when I was young. It was tough and stringy and I thought “Yuck, how can people like this stuff? It is awful!” And I never tried it again.
Last year I was talking to a few of my friends about gardening and the topic of asparagus came up. I mentioned my bad experience with it and they all told me that I had eaten over ripe asparagus. That it really can be delicious and that I should give it another chance.
When I saw asparagus on sale for 99¢ a pound at my grocery store, I decided it was time. I purchased a bundle and then came home and started looking for ways to prepare it. I of course started with my favorite blogs! Leigh Anne at yourhomebasedmom had a recipe that looked really yummy, so I decided to give it a try. And you know what, I loved it!
It was nice and tender and had a great flavor. Even my boys liked it. That may have had something to do with the fact that I let them use their fingers, but hey, whatever works, right?
If you have never had asparagus before, I think this would be a great recipe to try out. Not only is it delicious, but it is super simple!
How to make roasted asparagus:
Start with fresh tender asparagus. I like the thin ones the best, they are never tough.
Cut off the bottom inch of each asparagus stalk and line them up on a cookie sheet.
Drizzle a little olive oil on the asparagus stalks, then sprinkle them with kosher salt and pepper.
Bake them at 400° for 5 – 10 minutes or till tender. Add parmesan cheese and bake till it melts.
So simple, so delicious!
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Recipe
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