Best-Ever Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

This asparagus is quick, easy, and packed with flavor. Made in less than 10 minutes!

Best Aparagus Ever

Asparagus, parmesan, and lemon just seem to be a triplet made in heaven.

So simple. So beautiful. And SO tasty!

Lemon Parmesan Aparagus Recipe

Growing up, asparagus was (and still is) one of my favorite vegetables! This is my favorite way to make it. Even thought it has very few ingredients, it is honestly so flavorful and I could easily eat a whole batch myself 🙂

Seriously. It’s so so so good. We always get asked for the recipe whenever we make it for our friends and family.

Best Aparagus Recipe

The asparagus is coated in olive oil and cooked halfway before it gets tossed with lemon juice, parmesan, salt, lemon pepper, and a little bit of butter to finish off cooking. It all comes together in a little under 10 minutes! The asparagus will be done when the parmesan starts to get brown and stick to the pan. You want some of the parmesan brown and stuck to the pan so that you can scrap it off and top your asparagus with it because the crusted lemon parmesan is good stuff, but you don’t want your entire pan to be full of burnt parmesan.

Best Lemon Parmesan Aparagus Recipe

This asparagus recipe is definitely one of my favorites. It’s quick, easy and extremely popular in our house – we make it all the time. It makes such a nice compliment to steak, broiled fish, grilled chicken, and even grilled vegetable salads.

Lemon Parmesan Aparagus

I can promise you that asparagus is quickly going to become the most popular vegetable in your house. It goes with everything and it’s completely addiction… yes, I just said a vegetable was addicting. Trust me!

Best-Ever Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

This asparagus is quick, easy, and packed with flavor. Made in less than 10 minutes!


1 lb. asparagus, washed and chop off bottoms
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (regular salt works too)
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil until the butter is melted.
  2. Add asparagus to the skillet. Using a spatula, flip and stir to coat each asparagus with butter/olive oil.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. To the skillet, add lemon juice, salt, lemon pepper, and half of the parmesan.
  5. Cover and let cook for 3-5 more minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Flip and turn asparagus one or two time throughout cook time.
  6. Once cooked, flip and turn asparagus one last time to evenly coat. Sprinkle tops of asparagus with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

Happy Monday!