I love asparagus!! Try this recipe with or without the Parmesan cheese.
This is always a great side dish.
Preheat your oven at 400.
Wash the asparagus & drain. Cut off about an 1 inch or so from the bottom. Some say snap of the bottoms & that's how much you discard, I never listen. Opps! Arrange your stems in a flat baking dish. Sprinkle with extra Virgin oil olive, bit of salt/ pepper & some Parmesan cheese. (A light sprinkle, just for flavor)
Make sure your oven is heated through. The secret for perfectly roasted asparagus (crispy stems that don't bend) is a well heated oven.
Place inside your oven, top rack for 10 mins. Take out & serve!