Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight


Asparagus is the ideal side dish that goes with everything but it needs a little love, and some cheese, to truly shine! Discover all the delicious leafy flavor this veggie has to offer with this exciting and easy Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus

Fresh Take on Veggie Flavor

  • Often asparagus is served plain or with very little extra flair, but this tasty twist takes fresh vegetable flavor to new heights with rich cheesy and garlicky flavors! Vibrant and Versatile
  • The bright green color and fresh veggie flavor of perfectly cooked asparagus looks and tastes great with everything!
  • Try it with chicken, steak, pork, or on it’s own because you can not go wrong with this leafy cheesy flavor! Dreamy on Date Night
  • If you want to impress that special someone, serve them this awesome asparagus with a nice steak or chicken and it will be love at first bite! Cheesy Crowd Pleaser – This fresh recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, low-carb, and vegetarian-friendly, so no matter how many special diets you are cooking for this dish is just right! Easy and Delicious Asparagus
  • Asparagus tastes great but it can be kind of tricky to cook perfectly! Not anymore thanks to this easy, quick, and deliciously cheesy asparagus recipe!


Lined Baking Dish To cook this Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight rich side dish in the oven you will need a baking dish or rimmed sheet pan. Line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat so that the veggies and seasonings don’t burn on the pan. Plus, lining the pan makes the dishwashing much smoother!

Mixing Bowl and Tools For tossing together the cheesy seasonings for the asparagus you will need a medium mixing bowl and a rubber spatula or spoon.


Asparagus A fresh bunch of asparagus makes the base of this yummy dish. Choose fresh stalks with a bright green color and nice firm texture or put a colorful twist on this Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight recipe by using white asparagus. Always remember to wash your veggies well before using them!

Olive Oil Olive oil is a nice lean oil with a pleasant olive taste but if you prefer another cooking oil you can use it here instead. Try to stick with pure cold-pressed oils because they are more natural and healthy.

Parmesan Cheese Freshly grated parmesan cheese brings tangy aged cheese flavor to this veggie dish. Try to choose Parmesan Reggiano for the most authentic natural, and tasty parmesan flavor. If you want to put a tasty plant-based twist on this Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight recipe, swap this ingredient for vegan parmesan.

Cherry Tomatoes These brightly colored bites are the perfect way to add sweet and savory tomato flavor to this meal. Traditional red cherry tomatoes are perfect but you can also use multi-colored cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, or even plum tomatoes if you prefer.

Garlic Fresh garlic has the best botanical flavor around but if you do not have fresh jarred, frozen, or dried minced garlic are all good substitutes.

Salt and Pepper Keeping the seasonings simple with salt and pepper brings out all the rich and tasty notes in this fresh asparagus recipe.

Expert Tips for This Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight Recipe

This asparagus reheats easily so you can use the leftovers in your weekly lunches!

You can garnish the finished dish with some extra parmesan and/or fresh chopped herbs if you want to add a little something extra to the plate!

How to Serve Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus

Yummy Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus is perfect when enjoyed warm fresh out of the oven! It is delicious on the side of rich meaty main dishes or it can even make a nice vegetarian main dish!

How to Store Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus

  • Store the leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat in the microwave simply transfer the desired amount of asparagus to a microwave-safe plate and heat for up to 2 minutes. Or if you have a little more time, pop the asparagus back in the oven at 350°F for 5 to 10 minutes or until fully warm.

Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus

Course Main Course, Side Dish


Cheesy Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus Recipe


    • 1 bunch of asparagus
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half
    • 2 cloves of garlic minced
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ tsp salt and pepper



    • Lay the asparagus on an oven-safe baking dish lined with parchment paper.
    • Coat the asparagus with olive oil and then spread the parmesan cheese over the asparagus.
    • In a separate bowl mix the cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread this mixture over the asparagus.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Take them out and enjoy your Pure Plate!


      Keyword Asparagus, Baked, Keto, Low Calorie, Low carb, Quick & Easy

      Thank You!

      Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope when you make this Cheesy Oven-Baked Parmesan Asparagus: A Gourmet Side Dish Delight recipe you enjoy it as much as me and my family did! If you do make this yummy meal, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

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