Baked Asparagus

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:01 AM
posted by mrscaz

Time to get in the kitchen! I know I share a lot of recipes on on my kids belts blog, but it seems like I share mostly entrees and desserts, so I thought I would share a side dish recipe today!

This recipe may not go over well with the kiddos (although my assistant says her 2 year old loves it), but if you are a fan of asparagus, you are going to love this one. The tips of the asparagus get a nutty flavor when they start to caramelize and the garlic and the bite of the Parmesan, oh my, I’m starting to drool just thinking about it. The nice thing about this dish is that it goes well with anything from steak to chicken to even pasta dishes like baked ziti, but the very BEST thing about this recipe is that it’s SUPER quick and easy!!

This recipe serves two, but you can always add to it to serve more people! They will love it!

Baked Asparagus

1/2 tbsp Onion powder
2 Garlic Cloves
40 Asparagus Spears
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Chop off the bottoms of the Asparagus. Place all ingredients in a gallon zip lock bag. Seal bag and shake until Asparagus is coated evenly. Place on a cookie sheet and place in oven. Bake until tips of asparagus begin to caramelize.

Yep, that’s it! I think it may take about 5 minutes to prepare and maybe 30 minutes or so (depending on how thick the asparagus stalks are) to bake (you can use that time to cook the entree). It is so simple that you could add it to your weekly rotation of side dishes and not even have to think about it. You never know, the kids may even like it.

I hope you enjoy!


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