This BAKED ASPARAGUS is layered with cheese, bacon, and garlic. It’s quick enough to make any night of the week, but it’s impressive enough to serve to dinner guests too!
I’ve said before that I’m not the world’s biggest asparagus fan. But, my boys totally love it so I keep experimenting to find new ways to cook it in the hopes that I’ll fall in love.
I have a few recipes on the site that I think are pretty good, but I believe this cheesy baked asparagus might just be my new favorite way to enjoy this green veggie!
How to bake asparagus:
Asparagus bakes quickly and easily at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Nothing difficult there!
But, let’s dress this baked asparagus up with some cheese, bacon, and spice!
Place half of your asparagus in a baking dish, top it off with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of salt, a little minced garlic, some crispy fried bacon, and a handful of cheese. I used Gruyere here, but you can use whatever cheese you love!
Repeat those layers and then pop the whole dish in the oven for 25 minutes.
Cooking asparagus in the oven is so simple!
I like to sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the top after the baked asparagus is cooked through, but you can skip this step if you’re not into spice.
Carbs in asparagus:
Asparagus has .6g carbs and .3g fiber per medium spear, which means that this healthy green vegetable can definitely fit into a low carb diet quite nicely.
Is asparagus keto?
Yes! At just .3 net carbs per spear, you can eat a healthy portion with no problems here.
I’ve added cheese and bacon to up the fat content (and flavor!), so it’s pretty perfect for keto.
More low carb asparagus recipes:
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken: A family favorite!
Ham and Asparagus Quiche Bites: Perfect way to get some green in your breakfast!
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus: Adding prosciutto instantly makes asparagus 10x tastier!
Cheesy Baked Asparagus
- 1 pound asparagus trimmed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 slices bacon fried and diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss the asparagus with oil and salt.
- Place half of the asparagus in an 8x8 baking dish. Top with half of the cheese, bacon, and garlic. Repeat the layers.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until asparagus is as tender as you'd like.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes just before serving.