This Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect quick and easy keto side dish recipe. It pairs perfectly with just about any protein. Tender asparagus, tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, roasted and then topped with smoked cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. (low carb, gluten free, keto)
Ingredients in Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Ingredients Notes and Substitutions
How to Make Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer across a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over top of the asparagus. Sprinkle over the salt, and minced garlic. Toss to evenly coat the asparagus spears and then spread them back out in a nice even single layer.
STEP 2: Bake for 10 minutes or until they just start to get tender but are still a vibrant green.
STEP 3: Remove from the oven and top with the mozzarella and smoked cheddar cheese. Increase the oven temperature to broil high and broil until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Top with fresh cracked black pepper before serving. Taste, and add more salt, if desired.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Simply follow the same directions as the oven directions, but check on it every 5 minutes to make sure it does not overcook.
First, you want to trim off the bottom 1 to 2 inches of the asparagus spears. The ends tend to be hard and woody. Next you want to toss them in a fat like olive oil, avocado oil, or butter. Finally, you want to cook them quickly, and at a high temperature.
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