Parmesan Lemon Asparagus

I am always looking for new healthy recipes, I know my entire family will like. This Parmesan Lemon Asparagus, is exactly that. Even my pickiest eaters, love this recipe. It is so easy to make and full of delicious flavor. Plus, it's healthy, so I always feel good, feeding it to my family.

I am always looking for new side dishes. I feel like I make the same three sides for every single meal.

I’ve been on a lemon kick with the weather warming up and thought it would be fun to incorporate it into a recipe with my other current favorite: asparagus.


Health Benefits of Asparagus

If you’ve followed along with us you know we don’t always post the most healthy recipes, we love our chocolate and peanut butter (especially when they show up together).

For the most part, we try and feed our families and ourselves, healthy foods. That’s one of the reasons I have loved following our Smaller Family Healthy Menu Plan.

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients, including fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, and is great for those of you who are watching your blood sugar.

It’s a great source of protein, and an amazing nutritional vegetable.

We love asparagus at our house, because it’s fun to eat, and it’s also very yummy. It doesn’t have a bitter taste like a lot of other vegetables, and when you pair it with the lemon and parmesan, it is delicious.


Roasting vs boiling asparagus

There are a lot of ways to cook your asparagus. We’ve tried just about all of them and I think we can all safely come to the conclusion that roasting is our favorite.

It makes the asparagus just a little bit crispier, and the flavors are cooked into the asparagus rather than added later, as with boiling.

Here are a few other vegetables we love to roast in the oven:

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Mexican Corn Salad
Street Corn Pasta Salad
Broccoli Apple Salad
Mom’s Frog Eye Salad
Easy Southwest Salad

Serves: 4

Parmesan Lemon Asparagus

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash and chop asparagus into bite sized pieces, leaving off the white part on the end.
  3. On a baking sheet, toss asparagus in olive oil, parmesan cheese, and the juice of 1/2 lemon.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until asparagus is cooked through and slightly begins to golden.
  5. Top with more Parmesan cheese and the juice of other 1/2 lemon.



203 cal


16 g


12 g


6 g
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