Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

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Roasted Cheesy Asparagus — Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it’s roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that’s perfect for busy weeknights!!

Roasted Cheesy Asparagus — Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

If you have some picky eaters in your house or people who ‘don’t like vegetables’ or aren’t fond of asparagus, I can almost guarantee they will like it when it’s roasted with red onions and covered with cheese.

Take advantage of springtime asparagus while you can. This is a perfect fast and easy side dish that’s ready in 20 minutes.

Or if you’re like me and love both roasted vegetables + cheese, then this is a meal unto its own. Low carb and naturally gluten-free, the asparagus is crisp-tender, the red onion imparts extra flavor, and the cheesy is ooey and gooey.

What’s in This Cheesy Asparagus? 

To make this oven baked asparagus, you’ll need:

  • Asparagus
  • Red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus - Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

How to Roast Asparagus 

Preheat your oven to 425ºF, then line a baking tray with foil. Add the trimmed asparagus and sliced onions to the baking tray, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. I like to use my hands to distribute the oil evenly. 

Roast the asparagus until crisp-tender, then sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted. 

How Long to Roast Asparagus 

The asparagus will first need to roast for roughly 12 to 15 minutes until crisp-tender, then it’ll need an additional 5 minutes or so in the oven to melt the cheese. 

Can I Use Another Type of Cheese?

Of course! Use whatever shredded cheese you think would pair nicely with oven baked asparagus. 

Roasted Cheesy Asparagus — Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Tips for Making Cheesy Asparagus

I seasoned my cheesy baked asparagus simply with salt and pepper, but you’re welcome to use your favorite seasoning blend instead. 

Be careful not to over cook the asparagus in the oven. You want the asparagus to retain some of its bite, otherwise it’ll turn to mush. 

Lastly, you can either roast the asparagus normally after you’ve sprinkled on the cheese, or you can pop it under the broiler if you prefer your cheese to be more golden browned rather than simply just melted. If you’re using the broiler, keep a very close eye on things since food can burn very quickly under the broiler.

Roasted Cheesy Asparagus — Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Roasted Cheesy Asparagus — Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

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Yield: 4

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

Even picky eaters will LOVE asparagus when it's roasted with onions and covered with melted CHEESE!! A fast and EASY side that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • one bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 of one medium red onion, sliced vertically into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup.
    2. Add the asparagus and onions to the baking sheet, evenly drizzle with olive oil, evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper, and use your hands to toss to coat evenly.
    3. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
    4. Remove baking sheet from the oven, evenly sprinkle the cheese over middle section of the asparagus, and return the baking sheet to the oven for about 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
    5. Alternatively, place the baking sheet under the broiler on high for about 3 to 4 minutes if you prefer your cheese to be more golden browned rather than simply just melted. If you’re using the broiler, keep a very close eye on things since food can burn very quickly under the broiler.
    6. Recipe is best warm and fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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  1. This is such an easy and delicious side dish idea! I love it! Perfect for Spring and Summer dinners!

  2. Roasted asparagus is so good with cheese. I make mine almost the same way, but I add a little garlic with the salt and pepper.

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  4. Yum this looks amazing! I was an adult before I ever even tried asparagus(!) as my parents were not adventurous vegetable eaters. My husband, daughters and I love it prepared any way, but my mom not so much. I am going to try one more time to convert her with this recipe, thanks!

    1. I hope this works to convert her. I am glad to hear you have branched out and love asparagus now!

  5. I appreciate being able to buy all kinds of produce year around, but I especially like asparagus in the spring. I think the stalks are a little thinner and more delicate. This looks wonderful and I am going to make it this weekend–(probably on the grill)!

    1. I totally agree about the stalks. They are more tender and less fibrous and woody to me. Doing this on the grill sounds great!

      1. Loved this!! I folded the edges up on a piece of foil and slid it onto the grill…so good! I think I might mix a little parmesan into the mozzarella next time.

      2. If you have parm on hand, it would be wonderful with the mozzarella. Great idea to just slide this on the grill!