Oven Baked Lemon Asparagus

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"Baking asparagus seems to enhance the flavour of this great vegetable. Add a bit of lemon juice and some parmesan it makes it a special dish to accompany any meal. The 10 minute bake time leaves the asparagus hot through with still a lot of crunch. If the spears are very thin decrease the baking time If you like your vegetables well done bake for a longer time. It is lovely even without the parmesan."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (241.5 g)
  • Calories 67
  • Total Fat - 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 4 mg
  • Sodium - 55.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 6.9 g
  • Calcium - 118.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven 400f.

Step 2

Prepare the asparagus and place in a single layer in a shallow oven proof pan. Lightly spray with olive oil.

Step 3

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Sprinkle with lemon juice, bake 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add the parmesan cheese and bake a further 5 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Such an easy recipe to make. I halved the recipe & continued to make this exactly as written and I really loved it. The lemon gave such a wonderful flavor mixed with the cheese. Both the lemon and cheese complimented the sweetness of the fresh asparagus perfectly. As for the asparagus I baked as per the time, and it was perfectly al dente. Just the way I like it not too hard, with a slight tenderness. The only way to cook asparagus!Thanks Bergy.

review by:
(11 Apr 2020)


So easy, so delicious!

review by:
(26 Apr 2013)

Sue Lau

This was uber easy and just perfect. I used nonstick foil to line the baking sheet so the Parmesan that fell off became cheese crisps which I just crumbled over the top of the asparagus when serving. *yum*

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(1 Apr 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

A delicious way to eat asparagus !! it was delicious, love the lemon and the cheese was a wonderful finish. I was out of spray so had sprinkle the olive oil on and i did let too much on, never the less it was wonderful. Thanks for posting.

(18 Mar 2012)