Baked Asparagus with Lemon, Butter and Parmesan

It’s the perfect side dish; baked asparagus spears in a lightly seasoned lemon butter with parmesan cheese. Now that’s hard to beat! Asparagus is in season and it’s fairly cheap right now! I’ve tried several fancy asparagus recipes but I keep coming back to this one. Maybe it’s because I usually have all the ingredients in the pantry? Or maybe it’s just my favorite! 

Ingredients for Baked Asparagus with Lemon:

2 bunches asparagus
1 lemon
4 Tbsp butter
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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How to Make the Best Baked Asparagus with lemon butter:

1. Rinse 2 bunches of asparagus.

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2. Break off the ends by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps. This way you won’t be chewing a fibrous end for 5 minutes. And it’s way easier than having to peal each one with a potato peeler. Can you imagine doing that? I’ve done it before and it’s just not worth the trouble!

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3. Place asparagus in a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

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4. Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon over the asparagus. Line the top third of the asparagus with lemon slices from the other half of your lemon (optional).

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5. Thinly slice 4 Tbsp of butter and line the center of the asparagus with butter (don’t worry, most of the butter will end up on the pan and not on your waist line).

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6. Bake at 400˚F for 12 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove asparagus from the oven and set oven to Broil.

7. Sprinkle the center of the asparagus with parmesan cheese and broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

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Enjoy Enjoy!!

Baked Asparagus with Lemon, Butter and Parmesan

4.8 from 6 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $5
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Rinse 2 bunches of asparagus and break off the ends by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps.
  2. Place asparagus in a large baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Squeeze ½ of a lemon over the asparagus. Line the top third of the asparagus with lemon slices from the other half of your lemon (optional).
  4. Thinly slice 4 tbsp of butter and line the center of the asparagus with butter.
  5. Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove asparagus from the oven and set oven to Broil.
  6. Sprinkle the center of the asparagus with Parmesan cheese and broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Enjoy Enjoy!!


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  • Dorene
    August 16, 2017

    Best asparagus EVER! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad you love it Dorene! Reply

  • DBrici
    October 6, 2016

    This was delicious!! Always had issues with making asparagus, this was very easy to make! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 7, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked the recipe! Thank you for the great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Dasha
    June 24, 2016

    I never liked asparagus until I tried this recipe, and ever since never stopped making it. It delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Ha! That’s awesome! Reply

  • Nina
    June 3, 2016

    Natasha this what I lookin for. Thank you so much. Blessings to you !!!!!!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 3, 2016

      Thank you Nina 😁. Reply

  • Tina
    January 4, 2015

    Made this tonight. I usually do similar variations to this but this was by far the best. The cooking times WERE perfect as other stated. Love the melted parm and lemon combo!! Bravo!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the asparagus! And, now I’m craving asparagus! 🙂 Reply

  • Chiqueta
    April 29, 2014

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious!!! My husband and my kids loved it. I will definitely make this again and share the recipe with others. I also added garlic, it was amazing  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 29, 2014

      Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with others. Good things are meant to be shared; that’s my motto 🙂 I’m so happy you and your family loved the recipe! Reply

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