Asparagus ~


I know this picture doesn’t look all that wonderful but let me tell you, this is really pretty good, for a green food. ;) I had tried asparagus only one time in the distant past. We had been invited to dinner and our sweet hostess served canned asparagus with hollandaise. I have to admit that I did not like it at all. But since we’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into our menu and it was on sale, we decided to give it a try.

Of course, we couldn’t eat it just any way. So what better way than roasted with butter and Parmesan cheese.

The first step is to hold a piece of asparagus in one hand and bend the other end until it snaps off.

Asparagus ~
Toss the bottom parts and put the tops in a skillet with a drizzle of oil and about one tablespoon of butter. Saute about ten minutes or so, until it starts to get limp and turns to a bright green color.

Asparagus ~

Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, add about three tablespoons of butter, about 1/2 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper as desired.

Asparagus ~

Bake at 375º for about 15-20 minutes or more, until they are completely cooked through.

Asparagus ~ Lifeofjoy.meAsparagus ~ Lifeofjoy.meAs you can see, it shrinks down a lot! We started making two bunches to serve three or four people. FYI: that brown cheese is delicious!




  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • drizzle olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper as desired


  1. Rinse asparagus, to ensure it is clean.
  2. Snap off hard bottoms.
  3. Saute in skillet drizzled with olive oil and about a tablespoon butter until softened About 10 minutes or so.
  4. When bright green, transfer to rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Add a couple tablespoons butter and the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 375º for about 15 minutes or so until desired doneness is reached.
  7. The thicker the asparagus the longer it takes to cook.

Until next time, God bless,
Michele ºÜº


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