Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that’s oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that's oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Do you enjoy fresh asparagus? We really do, especially when it is in season in the Spring, and prices come down for this delicious vegetable. A couple asparagus recipes we really enjoy are cream of asparagus soup and grilled asparagus with lemon and Parmesan! Today I want to share a wonderful recipe I found online (on Pinterest) that’s a yummy way to enjoy fresh asparagus.

Fresh asparagus spears are coated in a garlic/olive oil mixture, oven-roasted, and then coated with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. After that, the asparagus is then put back in the oven to melt the cheese. Once melted, and the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, it’s ready to serve in all it’s cheesy goodness! It’s delicious, and today I want to show you how simple it is to prepare.

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How To Make Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

First things first- preheat your oven to 425°F.  It doesn’t take long to prepare the asparagus, and you’ll need the oven hot and “ready to go” once you’re done seasoning them.

This recipe requires one pound of fresh asparagus. Snap or slice off the “woody” ends of the stalks, then discard the ends. Gather the ingredients needed, which are olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese.

"Woody" ends of fresh asparagus are snapped or cut off.Salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, mozzarella and Parmesan and asparagus are ingredients used.

Place olive oil and the minced garlic in a small bowl or cup, and stir well to combine. Lay the prepared asparagus stalks in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the asparagus. Toss the asparagus to cover each stalk with the garlic and oil mixture, then place them back in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Minced garlic cloves are combined with olive oil to season asparagus.A garlic and olive oil mixture is drizzled over fresh asparagus before baking.

Ready To Roast

Sprinkle the asparagus spears with salt and black pepper. Now the asparagus is ready to roast in the oven. Bake at 425°F for approximately 12-15 minutes. The asparagus should be tender, but not FRIED.

Keep in mind that the thicker the stalks, the longer it will take them to become tender. Keep an eye on them as they bake, and check on them around 10 minutes into the baking time. When done, remove the pan from the oven.

The asparagus stalks are now seasoned with salt and pepper.

Final Step – Add The Cheeses

Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese and then the shredded mozzarella cheese across the middle section of the asparagus spears (as shown below). I like to keep the bottom and the top of the asparagus free of cheese (for presentation). Feel free to totally cover the asparagus with cheese, if you prefer.

Place the pan back into the oven and continue baking for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has fully melted. Once melted, turn the oven broiler on, and place the baking sheet 4-5 inches away from the heating element. Broil only until the cheese is bubbling and has turned golden brown on top. Please keep an eye on it, because you do NOT want it to burn under the broiler!

A layer of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses are added to roasted asparagus.Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus, hot out of the oven, and ready to serve.

Time To Eat Some Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus!

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and transfer the cheesy garlic roasted asparagus to individual plates (or a serving platter) using a large spatula. I separate up a section (or serving) at a time, and move it to our plates. When I photographed this dish, we enjoyed it served with pan seared Creole salmon, and it was a great pairing!

A portion of the cheesy garlic roasted asparagus is served alongside salmon on plate.

Thanks for stopping by, and I truly hope you have the opportunity to make this delicious cheesy garlic roasted asparagus side dish! Take care, have a great day, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. May God bless you and those you love.

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Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that's oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy garlic roasted asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 219 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus woody ends removed
  • Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt or seasoned to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or seasoned to taste
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 

  2. Mix olive oil and garlic in small bowl. Lay asparagus spears on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil/garlic. Toss asparagus to cover with oil; put back in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake at 425°F for 10-15 minutes, until tender, but not fried. Thicker spears will take longer to become tender. Keep an eye on them as they bake; once tender, remove from oven.

  4. Evenly spread Parmesan and mozzarella across middle section of asparagus. Put pan back in oven: bake 1-2 minutes, until cheese melts. Turn oven broiler on; place pan 4-5 inches away from heating element. Broil until cheese is bubbling and golden brown on top. Keep an eye on it, because you don't want it to burn!

  5. Remove pan from oven; use spatula to transfer asparagus to plates. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 615mg27%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1067IU21%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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