Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Lesley Baradel

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Roasting asparagus is a great way to bring out it's natural sweetness, especially when paired with fresh lemon and parmesan cheese.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 93 kcal


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Rinse the asparagus spears. If the ends of the spears are tough, cut or snap them off.
  • Line a roasting pan with foil and evenly distribute the asparagus on the pan. Drizzle with olive oil and rub the spears in a back and forth rolling motion so that they are evenly coated. Next, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice and run evenly over the asparagus so that it is evenly distributed.
  • Roast in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned to your liking.


Chef’s Notes:
  • Lesley likes to mix all her ingredients in a large bowl to ensure that the asparagus are evenly coated.
  • Do you know how to prepare asparagus? It’s easy. Just wash and then snap or cut off the white ends of the stalk and they are ready to cook. Asparagus is very versatile and can be grilled (8-10 min), steamed (4-8 min), stir fried (3-7 min), boiled (2-5 min), or roasted (7-15 min).
Nutrition Nugget:
  • While putting this nutrition nugget together, I (Lesley) learned such an interesting fact that I could not resist telling you...Did you know that White Asparagus comes from the same plant as Green Asparagus? I had no idea. According to the California Asparagus Commission, when the spears emerge from the ground, the sunlight turns them green. In order to get white asparagus, farmers pile dirt on top of the stalks so that they grow underground.  Pretty cool, huh?


Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 278mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
Keyword asparagus, lemon, parmesan cheese
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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