Cheesy Baked Asparagus
Cheesy Baked Asparagus is the perfect no-fuss side dish. With just 4 ingredients and 15mins to make, you'll be serving this Asparagus with just about everything!
Cost: £1.50 / $2
20" x 10" Baking Tray
- 10.5oz / 300g Asparagus (see notes)
- 3/4 cup / 75g Mozzarella, shredded
- 1/4 cup / 20g Parmesan, finely grated
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced/finely diced
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
Trim the woody parts of your asparagus and toss will 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Lay out flat on a baking tray.
Pop in the oven at 390f/200c for 8-10mins, or until just starting to wrinkle and soften.
Take out the oven, sprinkle over 3/4cup/75g mozzarella then top with 1/4cup/20g parmesan.
Pop under the grill and broil until the cheese turn golden and bubbly, with the asparagus fork tender. Serve up right away!
a) Trimmed Asparagus - The classic way to decide how much asparagus to trim is to hold it at each end and push until it snaps. However, I find this removes more than necessary. Just line up the asparagus and trim if it's visibly white/woody.
b) Asparagus Size - Try and find medium sized asparagus (not the ultra thick and short asparagus or 'fine asparagus'). Either of those are okay, just increase/decrease the baking time accordingly. I personally like my asparagus with a bit of a 'bite' to it, but if you prefer softer asparagus then bake a little longer.
c) Garlic - The garlic compliments this recipe beautifully. However, if you're not too keen on garlic reduce to one clove.
d) Salt - I'd stick with the 1/4 tsp to begin with as parmesan can be quite salty. If you feel like it needs more at the end then adjust accordingly.
Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.82g | Protein: 6.54g | Fat: 7.93g | Saturated Fat: 3.377g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.515g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.431g | Trans Fat: 0.045g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 1.31g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1.42mg