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Roast Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
20 min
5 min
15 min
Keep a wedge of high quality Parmesan cheese in your refrigerator to add amazing flavour to simple roasted vegetables. Parmigiano Reggiano adds a nice nutty taste.


Uncooked asparagus

1½ pound(s), tough stems snapped off

Olive oil

1½ tsp(s)

Table salt

tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch, coarsely ground, or to taste

Parmesan cheese

1 oz, aged-variety such as Parmigiano Reggiano, at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Spread asparagus in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Roast, shaking pan once or twice during cooking, until asparagus is fork-tender, about 10 to 15 minutes (varies greatly depending on thickness of spears).
  3. Remove from oven and arrange asparagus on a serving plate; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using a paring knife or microplane, cut paper-thin slices of cheese and arrange over asparagus. Yields 1/4 of asparagus and cheese per serving.