Cheesy Baked Asparagus (Low-Carb)

Cheesy Baked Asparagus – an easy and delicious side dish that is low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Super simple to make with no prep time and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Asparagus, garlic cloves, black pepper, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, heavy cream, and red pepper flakes. Serve this with your favorite steak for a meal that is better than any restaurant. Add this to your menu ASAP!

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Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Heavy Cream

This Cheesy Baked Asparagus recipe has been on repeat at our house. Fresh asparagus, garlic, heavy cream, mozzarella, parmesan, and red pepper flakes. I could honestly make a meal out of just this asparagus. This is super simple to make and tastes great! Plus it is ready to eat in under 30 minutes. You can’t beat that. Bonus – this side dish is low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free! You must try this ASAP!

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How to Make Mozzarella Baked Asparagus

This side dish is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place fresh trimmed asparagus spears in a baking dish. Sprinkle the asparagus with kosher salt, black pepper, and chopped fresh garlic. Pour heavy cream over the asparagus. Top the dish with grated parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the cheese and bake in the oven until tender. 

  • Make sure to trim the woody ends of the asparagus spears. The thick bottom part of the spear is white or light purple in color. It is tough and not meant to be eaten. Use a knife to quickly cut the tough ends off before adding the spears to the baking dish.
  • I used fresh minced garlic cloves. Feel free to use jarred minced garlic or even garlic powder.
  • This is also delicious with some cooked chopped bacon. Just sprinkle it over the asparagus before baking.
  • Can Baked Asparagus be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the recipe ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or the cheese in the green can. Either will work just fine.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this recipe. Swiss, gruyere, or gouda would all be delicious!
  • This would also be delicious with some crispy shallots sprinkled on top for a nice crunch. YUM!
  • I like to place the casserole dish under the broiler in the oven and broil until the cheese starts to get a little golden.
  • Is Cheesy Baked Asparagus low-carb? Yes! All of the ingredients are low-carb and keto-friendly.
  • Is Cheesy Baked Asparagus gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients are gluten-free.
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What to Serve with Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Mozzarella

This cheesy asparagus has quickly become a favorite at our house. We love to eat this with casserolesgrilled chickenpork chops, and especially steaks! Don’t forget to whip up a batch of our favorite Cheesy Keto Biscuits. They are the best!

This dish is also great for dinner parties! It looks fancy but it is so easy to make! Don’t tell anyone! It can be our little secret. 

Need more main dish ideas? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this low-carb vegetable:

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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cheesy Baked Asparagus – an easy and delicious side dish that is low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Super simple to make with no prep time and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Asparagus, garlic cloves, black pepper, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, heavy cream, and red pepper flakes. Serve this with your favorite steak for a meal that is better than any restaurant. Add this to your menu ASAP!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place trimmed asparagus spears in the baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Pour heavy cream over asparagus.
  • Top the asparagus with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Turn on the broiler and broil until the cheese is golden brown.

Notes:

  • Make sure to trim the woody ends of the asparagus spears. The thick bottom part of the spear is white or light purple in color. It is tough and not meant to be eaten. Use a knife to quickly cut the tough ends off before adding the spears to the baking dish.
  • I used fresh minced garlic cloves. Feel free to use jarred minced garlic or even garlic powder.
  • This is also delicious with some cooked chopped bacon. Just sprinkle it over the asparagus before baking.
  • Can Baked Asparagus be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the recipe ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan cheese or the cheese in the green can. Either will work just fine.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this recipe. Swiss, gruyere, or gouda would all be delicious!
  • I like to place the casserole dish under the broiler in the oven and broil until the cheese starts to get a little golden.
  • Is Cheesy Baked Asparagus low-carb? Yes! All of the ingredients are low-carb and keto-friendly.
  • Is Cheesy Baked Asparagus gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients are gluten-free.

Steph

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