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asparagus spears with white cheese melted on top on parchment paper
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5 from 2 votes

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

Delicious roasted asparagus covered in melted cheese!  Quick and easy asparagus recipe perfect for weeknights or special occasions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices havarti cheese or your favorite cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a pan with parchment paper.  Clean and trim asparagus then place on prepared pan.
  • Add olive oil, garlic and salt to asparagus and toss to coat.   Place in oven to roast about 10 minutes.
  • Remove asparagus then place cheese on top.  Place under broiler just until cheese melts.  Serve.

Notes

Tips for success

If possible, choose medium to small asparagus stalks for the most tender and flavorful results. Watch closely during roasting as it is very easy to go from perfect to tough in a short time! Also, watch closely when melting the cheese during the final step. It won't take long at all. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2.4mg