Easy Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Mozzarella cheese is a perfect one sheet pan side dish. It is healthy, paleo, keto friendly and low carb. Tastes absolutely incredible and will be on your table in 20 minutes.
Serve it as a complete meal or alongside grill meats, roasted chicken or steak. Your family is going to love this flavorful cheesy garlic roasted asparagus dish!
My favorite method to cook asparagus is roasting. I think it is the easiest way and provides the greatest flavor. You get crispy and cheesy asparagus that is packed with garlic flavor! It is a one sheet pan dish, you put everything on a baking sheet and allow your oven do this job for you. How does it sound? And trust me, even if you are not a huge fan of asparagus, you are going to fall in love with vegan, low carb dish. The Mozzarella cheese topping brings it to the next level.
If you are looking for an easy dinner side dish, give this baked cheesy asparagus a try. Making a dinner will be a breeze! Let’s have a look what we need to make this delicious baked asparagus.
INGREDIENTS FOR CHEESY GARLIC ASPARAGUS
Asparagus spears: Always use fresh asparagus for this recipe. Asparagus should be bright green without wrinkles as they indicate of old age. Stalks must be firm and never mushy.
Olive oil: The recipe calls for olive oil, but even melted butter can be used.
Garlic cloves: Please mince your garlic! If you chop it, you will most likely be eating very pungent and raw garlic. Use a microplane grater to get the best result.
Mozzarella cheese: Both shredded and mozzarella slices will work. Use approximately 6-7 slices to substitute 1 ¼ cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Salt and pepper
How to trim asparagus?
Arrange a whole bunch of asparagus spears in a row on the cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut right where the green turns into white.
HOW TO ROAST ASPARAGUS
- Preheat your oven to 220°C/ 425°F.
- Wash asparagus and remove the woody and tough ends, using a sharp knife.
- Mix together minced garlic, olive oil, ground pepper and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle asparagus with this mixture.
- Roast asparagus for about 10 minutes, uncovered. Remove from the oven, top with Mozzarella cheese and broil for another 4-5 minutes or until cheese completely melts.
HOW LONG DOES ASPARAGUS TAKE TO COOK IN THE OVEN?
The cooking time will depend on the size of asparagus. It usually takes 10-15 minutes for medium-sized asparagus to be roasted to perfection at 220°C/ 425°F. If your asparagus is extra-large, roast for 15-16 minutes.
Looking for more side dishes?
- Steamed Broccoli
- Cauliflower fried rice
- Kund pao cauliflower
- Quinoa Salad with Feta cheese
- Garlic Mushrooms in Buttery sauce
If you make this Cheesy Garlic Asparagus be sure to leave a comment or give this recipe a rating! I will be happy to hear from you!
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