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.
3.78 from 232 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
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45 thoughts on “Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus

  1. 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

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

  3. 5 stars
    We love asparagus simply steamed. This recipe was excellent! It was easy to prepare and worth the extra step.

  4. 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.

  5. Delicious! Almost didn’t make it because of the horrible looking sheet pan! If you are going to display this to the world, at least use pans that are clean and appealing. Ick! It’s not like an iron skillet where it gets better with age. Sorry, but it really looks horrible. Takes away from the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this last night …. was out of this world ! Will never boil asparagus again. Read the reviews ….. loved the looks of the ick sheet pan. I could have licked it clean ,,,, thanks for a great recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I will cut the oil in half but this was so good. We squeezed a little fresh lemon on the asparagus and it was excellent.

  8. 4 stars
    We are looking forward to making this recipe today for our Thanksgiving dinner. We love the look of the asparagus fresh from the from the oven, sheet pan and all! This sheet pan is a sign of a seasoned cook! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Asparagus has never been my forte, but this recipe was a slam dunk. Thanks for saving me from Bad Asparagus Land. 😀

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