Donna’s Delights: Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

This is a delicious way to prepare asparagus. I have prepared this recipe several times, and it is so easy. A single pan, only 20 minutes to cook; goes great with salmon, chicken, or steak. The cheese makes it for me. Enjoy!

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  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, ends snapped off
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Spread the asparagus evenly in a single layer on a large sheet pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and garlic until evenly combined. Pour the mixture evenly out over the veggies.
  • Using your hands, toss the asparagus just until completely coated. Spread back out into an even, single layer.
  • Liberally salt & pepper the asparagus. I recommend more freshly ground black pepper than salt.
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, or until the asparagus has become tender, but not yet wilted.
  • Carefully take the pan from the oven and sprinkle the cheeses evenly out over the asparagus. Return to the oven, baking an extra 2 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Turn the broiler on and broil just until the cheese bubbles and begins to turn golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!