Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

Looking for a new way to fix asparagus? This Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus is made on a single pan, within 20 minutes, and comes out perfect every single time. It’s a sure side dish to turn just about any meaty meal into a hearty dinner.

Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

A few weeks ago, I received a very generous shipment from Michigan Asparagus. It was part of #BrunchWeek. I used it to make a very yummy brunch-ish frittata

To my own benefit, they sent so much- I couldn’t possibly use it all in one place. Luckily, I was able to put the surplus to good use!

Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

We made an absolutely delicious Grilled Caesar Asparagus with it for Grilling Week. It’s a perfect side dish for Summer, and to pair with grilled- pretty-much-anything. 

We couldn’t stop there though, especially coming from a family that previously had refused to even try the green stalky veggie.

Sadly, without even trying it, we were firmly convinced it wasn’t for us.

Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

Over the course of our lifetimes, yeah- the Hubs & I had each sampled asparagus, but in no dish that ever won our hearts over. Not a single one even made it feel like a luke-warm experience for us.

Since my journey began with cooking for a living though, it forced us to re-try some of those previously no-go veggies. I mean just because we weren’t fans, didn’t mean all of you guys following along didn’t love them.

We had a duty to bring you some tried and true new ideas. And I couldn’t in good conscience put up a recipe that we hadn’t really loved. So I was on a mission at that point.

Not so surprisingly to others, but to us, when cooked right- things like asparagus are freakin’ amazing!

Roasted Sheet Pan Asparagus

This Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus is super simple. Promise! It doesn’t get any easier.

A little olive oil, a bit of garlic, a liberal seasoning of salt & freshly ground pepper- that’s all you need to make some of the best roasted asparagus you’ll ever need. All made on one pan to boot!

Quick & Easy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Sprinkled with a blend of mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses that are melted and broiled to golden brown, bubbly cheese perfection- this Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus is bound to be your new go to side dish.

Love it or hate it, 20 minutes is all you’re gonna need to discover how much you were missing out on with this particular green veggie.

Who knew such a tasty, mostly good for you green side dish was so simple to throw together?! Now we all do. As irresistible as this asparagus recipe is, and as hard a time as I have stopping myself from eating them all directly off the sheet pan- it’s not really a sufficient meal.

Making it a meal- What To Serve With Roasted Asparagus:

With a great side dish, you want an equally great main dish. We love pairing this with meatier meals like salisbury steak or as a quick last minute addition to slow cooked comfort food like this crockpot chicken & gravy.

If casseroles are more your thing then I highly suggest making this chicken marsala & rice casserole to serve alongside this asparagus recipe. Another great option is this chicken & dumpling casserole.

Other Side Dish Ideas To Try:

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Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

An easy side dish, this roasted garlic asparagus is cooked on a single sheet pan with a cheesy topping.
3.84 from 143 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 228kcal


  • 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, 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!


recipe adapted from Cafe Delites


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2.7mg


35 thoughts on “Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

    1. Thanks, Glenda! So glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for taking the time to come back and leave your feedback.

    2. 5 stars
      Soooo good! Thanks for the recipe. Making it again tonight with pork roast and mashed potatoes and gravy. I know a bit on the unhealthy side but……asparagus is good for us. Thank you.

  1. I’m just learning to like asparagus and I think roasted is the best way to eat it! Can’t wait to try this cheesy version! I’m teaching my 4 year old to like it too😊 She was a little skeptical until she tried some and decided she liked it!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this asparagus dish last night for supper. It was delicious! My husband who is not a big asparagus fan loved it! It is a quick and simple dish that is easy to prepare. I will definitely make this again and again.

    1. I wasn’t particularly a fan of asparagus either, but this dish was a game changer for me too! Even without the cheese, it’s irresistible 🙂

  3. I just found this recipe. It sounds delish! I’m going to make it this week. Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing it! Debbe’💞

  4. This is delicious, I’ve made it several times, including on the grill. After grilling it over the coals, then I put it in pan, add the cheeses, then I place the pan on the grill to melt the cheese. The grill is extra work, but it’s worth it!

  5. Wow this looks soo good!! I have to make it!! I 💜 asparagus soo this is another fast way to make it…would be great with ham, chicken, baked salmon&a roast beef!! I hope to try it soon😀Thank you in advance😀🌸

  6. Hi! This looks amazing! I don’t have mozzarella in the house but I have provolone and parmesan! Will that work, do ya think? I am going to try this tomorrow for dinner with pork chops and potatoes! Thanks!

    1. I’d use the provolone! It should work just fine, and taste great. This will pair perfectly with pork & potatoes 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    I’m making this recipe for the 2nd time this week!! It’s sooo delish! And husband/kids love it, too;) My MIL raved about it when I made it for her, and she’s not one to freely give out compliments 😜

  8. 5 stars
    I didn’t have mozarella so used mature cheddar with the Parmesan which was really tasty
    Thank you for the recipe we really enjoyed

  9. I came across this recipe yesterday. This was hands down the best asparagus I have e er made. Than you for sharing

  10. 5 stars
    We love asparagus simply steamed. This recipe was excellent! It was easy to prepare and worth the extra step.

  11. 5 stars
    We love asparagus and usually steam it. I tried this and my husband and I loved it. I will definitely make this again. The only thing I changed was the Parmesan cheese. I only had a blend of Parmesan Romano Asiago cheese and it was delicious.

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