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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!

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy asparagus, cheesy roasted asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 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).