Roasted Asparagus+Lemon+Brown Butter

This is a quick and easy side.

Roasted Asparagus+Lemon+Brown Butter


  • 4 lbs. asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1/2 c. salted butter, browned
  • 1 tbs. lemon zest
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. bacon bits
  • 1/2 c. shaved pecorino romano cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and continue to cook the butter. It will begin to foam and start to smell nutty. Stir frequently and remove from heat once butter is browned. Allow to cool for five minutes.

Toss the asparagus with the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and bacon bits.

Spread asparagus onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, not crowding the asparagus together. Roast the asparagus for 10-15 minutes until the asparagus is tender. Remove from the oven and then add th cheese to the asparagus to let it melt.