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easy cheesy baked asparagus recipe with mozzarella, parmesan and tomatoes in a white baking dish
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5 from 12 votes

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Cheesy Baked Asparagus with mozzarella and parmesan is an amazing dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a side dish. Quick, easy and full of freshness and flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

For the Asparagus:

  • 2 pounds asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh tomatoes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degreed F.
  • Wash and chop 2 pounds of asparagus. The ends of asparagus can be tough. Bend the asparagus until it snaps in two. The lower portion is the tough part you'll want to discard.
  • Place the trimmed asparagus in a 9x13 baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, add minced garlic, and top with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and evenly coat.
  • Pour the milk evenly over the asparagus.
  • Add the shredded mozzarella cheese, and parmesan over the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F, or until the cheese is golden brown and begins to bubble. Top with red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Video

https://youtu.be/OQJDTon4i5g

Notes

  • Use the freshest asparagus you can find.
  • Double the ingredients if you are serving a group!
  • If you are making this for little kids, you can cook the asparagus slightly longer and cut it up into small bite-sized pieces to make them easy for little ones to eat.
  • Feel free to broil this dish for 1 minute after it has finished baking to get the cheese even more golden brown and crispy.
  • Add more or less cheese to your liking. And feel free to add some bread crumbs on top for additional texture!
  • Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g