UA Recipe Collection

Barefoot Contessa’s Parmesan Roasted Asparagus


6 Servings
SourceSharon Hammond, Main Library (2006)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes


2 1⁄2 lb
fresh asparagus
2 T
olive oil
1⁄2 t
kosher salt
1⁄4 t
freshly ground black pepper
1⁄2 c
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
lemons (cut in wedges, for garnish)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If the stalks of the asparagus are thick, peel the bottom half of each. Lay them in a single layer on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and return to the oven for another minute. Serve with lemon wedges.