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.

Cheesy baked asparagus in a baking sheet topped with cheese and fresh grated black pepper.

How Do you Cook Asparagus?

Asparagus may be baked, pan-fried, steamed or boiled. Though there are several methods for preparing asparagus. This recipe is my favorite way side dish recipe. 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.
  • Bake until the vegetable has reached desired tenderness.
 How to make cheesy baked asparagus recipe with cheese, butter and seasoned asparagus.

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.

Cheesy baked asparagus recipe topped with Parmesan cheese and grated black pepper.

I hope you loved the easy-baked asparagus recipe. Leave us feedback in the comments below if you try the recipe. 🙂

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5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Baked Asparagus loaded with Mozzarella cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. The perfect side dish, or serve as an appetizer.
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 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.


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1225IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 2.6mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)