I love how easy it is to roast vegetables - and the flavor they have is incredible. We had roasted asparagus twice over the holidays, once with parmesan from a can, once with freshly grated parmesan. They were both delicious.
1-1/2 to 2 lbs fresh asparagus
3-4 T. olive oil
parmesan cheese, fresh or canned
Preheat oven to 425°.
Wash asparagus and trim off tough ends.
Lay out on a foil-lined baking sheet. Pour olive oil over top and toss to coat evenly.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and return to oven for another minute. Place on a pretty platter to serve!