Cheesy Asparagus


In this cheesy baked asparagus recipe, asparagus spears are roasted whole smothered in a creamy, cheesy garlic sauce. This low-carb side dish is a great way to entice picky eaters to eat their veggies! Pair it with roast chicken or steak.

Cheesy Asparagus
Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • cup heavy cream

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange asparagus in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Combine cream, garlic, pepper and salt in a small bowl; drizzle over the asparagus. Sprinkle mozzarella, Parmesan and crushed red pepper evenly over the asparagus. Bake until the cheese is golden and melted and the asparagus is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 6-8 spears
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 17%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Vitamin A 1476IU 30%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 163mcg 41%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 298mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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