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This easy cheesy asparagus recipe takes asparagus to the next level! Everyone’s going to love this simple and flavorful 20 minute side dish.

Try my Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta or Easy Roasted Asparagus next.

several spears of easy cheesy baked asparagus on parchment paper

This cheesy garlic roasted asparagus uses 2 cheeses: mozzarella and parmesan. The mozza makes it extra melty, and the parmesan is just plain delicious.

A touch of garlic, some olive oil, and salt & pepper round out the ingredients. Minimal and oh so good.

several spears of cheesy garlic roasted asparagus with melted parmesan and mozzarella on a baking sheet

Roasted parmesan asparagus, where have you been all my life? 😉

process photo of asparagus covered with parmesan and mozzarella ready for the oven
Sprinkle all that cheese on then pop it in the oven!

How do you make cheesy asparagus?

  • Trim the ends off the asparagus. Add the asparagus to a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt & pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Arrange in a single layer and add the shredded mozza, followed by the parmesan.
  • Roast the asparagus for 12-15 minutes (I did mine for 13 minutes) or until it’s cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  • I used fairly THIN asparagus spears, so I’d stick with them or adjust cooking time as needed.

Pro tip: Broil the asparagus at the end if you want the cheese to be more browned (just watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn).

close-up of spears of low carb asparagus with melted cheese

What to serve with cheesy roasted asparagus

This low carb asparagus recipe is perfect with fish (try salmon), chicken, or even a big roast. If you’ve got picky eaters, chances are they will go for this cheesy side dish.

You may also like my cheesy roasted zucchini.

close-up of melted cheese in cheesy baked asparagus recipe

I hope you will love this baked cheesy asparagus recipe! Questions? Let me know in the comments below.

This easy cheesy baked asparagus recipe is the ultimate side dish! It only has a handful of everyday ingredients including parmesan, mozzarella, and garlic. This keto low carb recipe is a definite keeper!
5 from 3 votes

Easy Cheesy Asparagus

This easy cheesy asparagus recipe takes asparagus to the next level! Everyone's going to love this simple and flavorful 20 minute side dish.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Move the rack to the middle position and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Grate your parmesan (and mozzarella if you didn't buy a pre-shredded one). Trim the asparagus ends.
  • Place the asparagus on the baking sheet. Add the garlic powder, salt & pepper, and olive oil. Toss until coated. Arrange the asparagus in a mostly single layer (you want the asparagus spears to touch/overlap slightly). 
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella over the asparagus. I tend to concentrate it around the middle like in the photos. Sprinkle the parmesan over top of the mozza.
  • Roast the asparagus for 12-15 minutes or until it's cooked through and the cheese is nice and melty. Optional: broil for a couple of minutes to brown the cheese up (watch it carefully). Serve immediately. 


  • I used thin asparagus because it cooks faster. You will have to adjust cooking time if you buy thicker asparagus (or buy thicker if you prefer it to be more crisp).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 353mg, Potassium: 271mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1101IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 244mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Jeanette Metcalfe says:

    5 stars
    Easy, but really tasty side dish, loved it .

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m thrilled to hear that! Thank you, Jeannette!

  2. Fran says:

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! Can’t wait to make it tonight! Thnks

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!

  3. R. Kamysz says:

    Very tasty and a good change from other recipes!

    1. Natasha says:

      So pleased you liked it! 🙂

  4. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

    Easy cheesy yum!

    1. Tara says:

      I’m trying this recipe tonight. I just put it in the oven. Can’t wait to taste it. I always try to find different ways to cook the asparagus. It’s good other ways I have tried it to.

      1. Natasha says:

        Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  5. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    5 stars
    So tasty and easy Natasha! The perfect side dish for the upcoming holidays!