This Cheesy Baked Asparagus is so easy to make and will be a great side dish to any meal. The asparagus is loaded with Mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs add so much flavor to the quick baked recipe.
How Do you Cook Asparagus?
Asparagus may be baked, pan-fried, steamed or boiled. Though there are several methods for preparing asparagus. Oven baked asparagus is my favorite. The prep time is minimal with great results.
How to Make Baked Asparagus?
- Trim ends layout onto a rimmed baking sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil over asparagus, season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
- Top asparagus with Mozzarella cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
- Baked until the asparagus is desired tenderness.
How to pick the right vegetable?
For best results, look for asparagus that is straight and firm and not mushy and soft. They should be a rich green and may have purple highlights.
What Kind of Cheese Can I Use?
Though we used Mozzarella in this recipe, Colby Jack, Provolone or Mexican will all work.
I hope you loved the easy recipe. Leave us feedback in the comments below if you try the recipe. 🙂
Try these other side dishes:
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Mushrooms– So easy to make.
- Green Bean Casserole– In a creamy mushrooms sauce.
- Baked French Fries Recipe– Skip frying the potatoes, baked is so much healthier.
Cheesy Baked Asparagus
- 1 pound fresh asparagus
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil (or Canola oil)
- 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tsp plain breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Trim ends of asparagus and layout onto a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle asparagus with oil. Lightly season with salt and pepper asparagus and toss.
- Add Mozzarella cheese atop asparagus. Add butter, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until asparagus is tender (may take longer, depending on the size of asparagus and desired tenderness).
- Serve immediately.