This easy to make vegetable side dish is fresh and delicious! Parmesan Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes can be made any time of year, but I love using homegrown tomatoes from my own garden.
Bursting with flavor makes it great on its own or served with chicken, fish or steak.
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
We grill a lot of salmon (on a cedar plank) in the summer and this simple side dish using fresh vegetables is the perfect companion. You could even make this on the BBQ with a vegetable grilling pan. Why heat up the kitchen if you don’t have to.
How to Make Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
We roast asparagus all the time, but I love combining the taste and texture with fresh tomatoes.
Prep your pan as directed in the printable recipe below and layer the asparagus and tomatoes. Top with Parmesan cheese and herbs to bake or grill.
- 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 1 lb. Asparagus, trimmed
- 1 Tablespoon onion flakes
- 2 medium to large tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour melted butter into 13x9 baking dish.
- Place asparagus on the bottom of the dish in the melted butter.
- Sprinkle onion flakes over the asparagus.
- Arrange tomatoes over the top of the asparagus.
- Sprinkle with herbs, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
- Roast for 30 minutes or until asparagus is fork tender.
- Serve immediately.
- You can use fresh onion if desired.
- Dried herbs can also be used if needed.
What to Serve with Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus
As mentioned, we love making it with grilled salmon, however, it goes well with any protein. Grilled or baked chicken, BBQ steak, or pork chops. It’s a very versatile vegetable side dish that is simple and fast to make.
If you’re wanting a meatless dinner, try serving with risotto or even on top of pasta.
It’s also great for spring or summer holidays served right in the casserole dish or on a platter.
Can you use Frozen Asparagus?
If you only have access to frozen asparagus, you’ll want to thaw it first before roasting or baking to avoid it creating too much juice and becoming soggy. Even if the spears are cut into pieces, it should still work for this vegetable side dish.
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