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Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

GARLIC PARMESAN ASPARAGUS roasts in a hot oven in just minutes and it turns out so tender and flavorful! The squeeze of lemon finishes it off just perfectly. 

garlic parmesan roasted asparagus on baking sheet

Well, that’s it.

It’s official.

I love asparagus.

It’s taken me 30-plus years to learn to love it, but here we are and I’m kind of suddenly obsessed.

I’d mentioned that I was experimenting with different ways of eating this healthy green veggie and I’m so glad I kept trying. (I feel like I’m trying to convince my kids to try their veggies here. But really! If you keep trying that gross veggie you hate, you’ll eventually find a way you love it! Don’t give up!)

Another veggie success story? Brussels sprouts! These Brussels sprouts and bacon will turn you into a believer too!

This oven roasted asparagus makes a great side dish to all kinds of low carb meals, like my keto meatloaf, stuffed chicken breast, and baked chicken legs

This is just about the simplest asparagus recipe out there, but let’s go through some details so you guys get it just right…

easy roasted asparagus on metal baking sheet

How to: 

You’re basically just going to toss together asparagus, oil, minced garlic, Parmesan, and salt and pepper. 

Toss that on a baking sheet and pop it in a hot oven. 

asparagus on baking sheet with garlic and parmesan

When the asparagus is finished roasting, you’ll squeeze a half of a lemon over it.

Why lemon? It brightens up the asparagus just beautifully and gives it this fresh pop of flavor. It’s the perfect contrast to the roasty, toasty goodness. 

How long to roast asparagus: 

I like to roast my veggies in a 425 degree oven. This allows the natural sugars in the vegetables to caramelize a bit and really gives it that roasted flavor.

Asparagus roasts at 425 degrees in 13-15 minutes, depending on how tender you’d like it.

browned asparagus on baking sheet with garlic and parmesan

Make it a meal:

Serve this garlic Parmesan asparagus with my crispy baked chicken thighs. Add in a side of keto coleslaw or cauliflower mac and cheese to round things off.

Complete your meal with this keto chocolate mousse

oven roasted asparagus with lemons on baking sheet

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easy roasted asparagus on metal baking sheet

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

This asparagus comes out so tender and flavorful thanks to the garlic and Parmesan. It's finished off with a squeeze of lemon to brighten the flavors up.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Add everything but the lemon juice to a mixing bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Spread asparagus onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until tender.
  4. Drizzle with lemon juice before serving. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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7 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Asparagus”

  1. Michelle Bates

    If you roast the cut lemon along with the asparagus, it intensifies the lemon flavor and makes it even better.

  2. Sherry Thacker

    Add some chopped cured breakfast ham and it will be even more delicious. Been doing this for years and the only way I like asparagus.

  3. OMG the asparagus is fantastic First time ever using this recipe. Will def make it again

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