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Easy Broiled Asparagus

Easy Broiled Asparagus

This Easy Broiled Asparagus recipe shows how to trim and cook asparagus under a broiler to make the best roasted asparagus with or without parmesan cheese.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, baked, easy side dish, garlic, lemon, oven roasted, roasted


  • 2 bunches asparagus, thin, ends trimmed
  • 2 - 4 tblsp olive oil
  • salt or garlic salt
  • pepper



  • Adjust oven rack to about 4 inches from the upper heating element.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil.
  • In a large resealable bag pour enough olive oil to just coat your asparagus and toss.
  • Spread asparagus out on the tin foil covered baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle asparagus with salt and pepper.
  • Broil for 4 minutes, shake pan enough to move and rotate the asparagus.
  • Broil 4-6 more minutes until asparagus is tender and lightly browned. A total of 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately. Try squeezing some lemon juice or parmesan cheese all over your asparagus after it is removed from the oven and placed on a serving plate, if desired.