This Lemon Garlic and Parmesan Asparagus is a quick and easy side dish that's ready in less than 20 minutes! Perfect with grilled meat, seafood, or a ball of burrata and some charred bread! No matter what you serve it with, I just know you're going to love this recipe!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Snap off the woody ends from the asparagus. Then place the asparagus on the baking sheet.
Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil, then sprinkle with lemon zest, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Toss well to coat, then arrange the asparagus into a single layer on the sheet pan.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or just until tender.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with lemon juice and then sprinkle with parmesan. Serve at once!
If your oven runs hot, preheat to 400 degrees (F).
If you prefer not to bake at high heat with olive oil, a neutral high-heat friendly cooking oil may be used instead.