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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!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Western
Servings: 5
Calories: 109kcal
Cost: £1.50 / $2


  • 20" x 10" Baking Tray
  • Cheese Grater
  • Spatula


  • 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