Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

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4.36 from 17 votes
This Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is a delightful side dish with a fresh roasted flavor and impressive presentation that will make any meal special.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Easy asparagus recipe on a white platter with a striped napkin

This Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is a delightful side dish with a fresh roasted flavor and impressive presentation that will make any meal special.

Easy asparagus recipe on a white platter with a striped napkin

There is something so satisfying about the Mediterranean flavors in this dish. The smell that fills the house and the sweet taste of the roasted garlic and tomatoes mixed with the tangy salty taste of the parmesan cheese will make this recipe a hit in your house. Plus this easy asparagus recipe is super heathy so you can feel good about serving it.

Why This Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Works

This is a quick and easy side dish that makes a perfect accompaniment to any dinner because it takes minutes to assemble and cooks in one pan. It is a perfect main dish for vegetarians too.

Tender asparagus stalks are topped with onion, garlic and seasoning and covered in fresh tomatoes and grated parmesan.  It’s flavor overload.

How to Make this Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Recipe – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, arrange the asparagus in a shallow baking dish with melted butter. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next arrange the chopped garlic and onion, the House Season Blend and the other seasoning on top. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then arrange the sliced tomatoes on top. (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Finally, sprinkle on the freshly grated parmesan cheese and roast for 30 minutes or until fork tender. (Photo 4 below)

Step by step instructions for making parmesan asparagus

 Tips for picking your asparagus for this easy asparagus recipe

Trying to figure out which bunch of asparagus in your supermarket is the best can be difficult. Here are a few quick tips for finding the perfect bunch.

  • The asparagus should be firm to the touch. No wilting.
  • Spears at the tops should be closed. They should not be yellow or dried out in appearance.
  • The ends should be moist. Not woody or dry in appearance.
  • When you get home, wrap the asparagus in damp paper towel in your refrigerator to help stay fresh.

 How to Trim Asparagus

Once you get the asparagus home and you are ready to make my Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus you will need to trim the asparagus. There is a great article here.

  • Step One: Rinse the asparagus well under cold water. Lay flat on paper towel to dry.
  •  Step Two: Snap the asparagus in two. It will naturally break at the worst part.
  • Step Three: You can cut the woody part if you don’t want to snap them and take off any of the thick unappetizing parts.

step by step instructions for how to trim asparagus

Expert Tips for Making the Best Easy Asparagus Recipe

To make this easy parmesan asparagus recipe the most delicious way possible, use the freshest ingredients you can find.

  • Try using Roma Tomatoes, they impact a great flavor.
  • Take a moment and grate your own Parmesan cheese. It makes such a difference.
  • Replace butter with olive oil for a real Mediterranean flavor.
  • Try my Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe with Prosciutto it is another great side.

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Easy asparagus recipe on a white platter with a striped napkin

Tuscan Roasted Asparagus

4.4 from 17 votes
This Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is a delightful side dish with a fresh roasted flavor and impressive presentation that will make any meal special.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound asparagus cleaned and trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and melt butter in a 13x9 baking dish.
  • Trim asparagus and place in a single layer in bottom of dish with melted butter.
  • Season asparagus with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Evenly distribute onion and garlic on top of asparagus.
  • Sprinkle with basil and thyme.
  • Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on top.
  • Grate parmesan cheese on top of tomatoes.
  • Roast for 30 minutes or until asparagus is fork tender.

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Expert Tips

  • To make this recipe the most delicious way possible. Use the freshest ingredients you can find.
  • Try using Roma Tomatoes, they impact a great flavor.
  • Take a moment and grate your own Parmesan cheese. It makes such a difference.
  • Replace butter with olive oil for a real Mediterranean flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

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12 thoughts on “Tuscan Roasted Parmesan Asparagus”

  1. 1 star
    I found this very mushy and quite disgusting. The recipe is now lining my garbage can. My husband, who will eat anything requested that we never, ever have this again.

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  2. 5 stars
    This was as tasty as it was beautiful! And thanks so much for all of the asparagus tips. I don’t have a lot of experience with asparagus and it was really helpful.

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