Diabetic Cooking

Parmesan roasted asparagus

Preparation time: 5 minutes.


  • 1/2 pound trimmed asparagus spears
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven broiler. Place asparagus in a baking dish and drizzle evenly with olive oil. Using a fork, turn asparagus spears over in dish to coat evenly with olive oil. Broil asparagus 4–5 inches from broiler for 4–6 minutes, or until crisp-tender when pierced with a fork; broil with the oven door closed, but keep a watch over cooking process, as oil can spatter. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 3 servings.

Serving size: 1/3 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 29 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 10 mg

Exchanges per serving: 1 nonstarchy vegetable.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.