Roasted Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan

1
Total Time
20 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Keep a wedge of high quality Parmesan cheese in your refrigerator to add amazing flavor to simple roasted vegetables. Parmigiano Reggiano adds a nice nutty taste.

Ingredients

uncooked asparagus

1½ pound(s), tough stems snapped off

olive oil

1½ tsp

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, coarsely ground, or to taste

parmesan cheese

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

Instructions

  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.

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