Fresh and flavorful, this lemon herb roasted asparagus with Parmesan is a delicious and easy side dish that's perfect for any meal. Roasting the asparagus with fresh herbs and lemon gives it a bright, tangy flavor that's perfectly balanced with the salty Parmesan cheese. Best of all, it's quick and easy to make!


  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, thyme, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add asparagus to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 10-12 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and slightly browned.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve hot.

Tips and Variations

  • If you don't have fresh thyme and parsley, you can use dried herbs instead.
  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the olive oil mixture.
  • This recipe is also delicious with other roasted vegetables like carrots or zucchini.
  • Try adding some chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds for extra crunch.


This lemon herb roasted asparagus with Parmesan is a quick and easy side dish that's bursting with fresh, bright flavors. The combination of tangy lemon juice, savory herbs, and salty Parmesan cheese is sure to please everyone at the table. So why not give it a try and add some variety to your vegetable dishes?

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