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Baked Asparagus with Lemon, Butter and Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 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 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).
  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!!