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Tuscan Roasted Asparagus

Tuscan Roasted Asparagus -  This recipe for Tuscan Roasted Asparagus is one of my favorite ways to make asparagus. It is simple yet full of flavor. 
Course Sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Rob

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound asparagus cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic gloves finely minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced thin
  • 3 fresh basil leaves finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel optional, see note
  • 4 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and melt butter and olive oil in a 7 x11 baking dish.
  2. Place asparagus in bottom of dish with melted butter and olive oil .
  3. Sprinkle with onion and garlic .
  4. Arrange tomato slices on top.
  5. Sprinkle with basil, pepper, lemon peel and cheese.
  6. Roast for about 20-25 minutes or until asparagus is just fork tender. I like my asparagus crispier so I check it after 20 minutes