Provolone and Almond Asparagus

oven roasting is a wonderfully simple way to intensify the flavor of vegetables. When paired with provolone cheese, almonds and lemon, this delicious asparagus just can't be beat.

Provolone and Almond Asparagus
Provolone and Almond Asparagus

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb asparagus of medium thickness

  • 2

    tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/8

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    tbsp sliced almonds

  • 1 3/4

    oz sharp provolone cheese

  • 1/2

    tbsp lemon juice

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim and discard tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus in 9 x 9 inch pan. Brush with oil and sprinkle with pepper. Bake until tender, 16 - 18 mins. 2. Meanwhle, spread almonds in 8x8 inch pan. Bake until lightly browned, about 4 mins. Grate cheese to yield 1/2 cup. 3. Sprinkle cheese over asparagus. Bake until slightly melted. Remove from oven; transfer to serving platter. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediatley.

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