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Blue Cheese Roasted Asparagus

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Ok, I went back and forth on whether this blue cheese roasted asparagus actually counted as a “recipe”. But it was so fantastic that I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics to share with you.

It is the result of more clean-out-the-fridge kitchen experimenting I have been doing lately in hopes of making better use of leftovers in the kitchen. I had half a bunch of asparagus leftover, and I always love having some sort of blue, gorgonzola or goat cheese on hand (any of those would work with this). So I did what I always love to do — roasted the asparagus. And then about halfway through its time in the oven, I tossed some blue cheese crumbles on top.

And I am convinced yet again that blue cheese is pretty much magical. :)

It paired perfectly with the flavor of the roasted asparagus, and also melted slightly to be a nice and soft topping. If you want it completely melted, just add it at the beginning of the roasting time. Easy peasy! Or wait, easy asparagusy?

What are some of your favorite ways to prepare roasted asparagus?

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Blue Cheese Roasted Asparagus

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Blue cheese adds an extra delicious kick to roasted asparagus.


  • 1 bunch (about 1 pound) asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay out asparagus side-by-side in an even layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Drizzle the asparagus evenly with oil, then sprinkle with generous pinch or two of salt, and lots of freshly-ground black pepper. Give the pan a few good shakes to coat the asparagus evenly.

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33 comments on “Blue Cheese Roasted Asparagus”

  1. I have been eating roasted asparagus like it’s my job lately. Isn’t it the best? I wish asparagus season never had to end :)

  2. I love it with just salt and pepper, but I’m a sucker for blue cheese. I’ll have to try it this way soon!

  3. Yum, this looks good. Love asparagus but will have to try it with the blue cheese:)

  4. I love blue cheese on anything – what a genius idea!! (PS: Do you ever eat blue cheese on toast with butter? Try it. :)

  5. Of course it’s a recipe…and I love it!! Asparagus is my favorite!

  6. Ali, this IS my favorite way!! I love blue cheese with asparagus! I always do it this way! This is totally a recipe. People NEED to know about this! Love your photos!

  7. Sold with the blue cheese! I bet these are amazing!!

  8. I love how simple yet unique and delicious-looking this is! Definitely giving it a try next time I pick up some asparagus.

  9. This is totally a recipe! I’m in a feta and pesto kick right now. Looks like I need to switch it up and go to blue cheese.

  10. Awesome idea for one of my favorite spring veggies! This looks so delish!

  11. Yes! Two of my favorite things to eat – asparagus and blue cheese! Will definitely be trying!

  12. Roasting asparagus is my favorite way to eat them, but I’ve never tried them with cheese before! MUST DO!

  13. Great idea, I’ve never though to pair blue cheese with aspargus and I have both right now that need to be used up. Perfect timing! Thanks :)

  14. CHEESE PLEASE!! Love this idea. It’s so simple, but looks delish. Keep cleaning out that fridge, friend!

  15. Roasted is my favorite way to eat asparagus. Love the blue cheese!

  16. Asparagus is my favorite food. I eat it like every single day.

  17. I love asparagus and am always looking for new ways to make it. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe.

  18. Love blue cheese! Would not have thought to pair it with the asparagus. Will definitely have to try this! Thanks! :)

  19. funny …I always have leftover blue cheese in my fridge:) I also have asparagus at the moment – making this for dinner tomorrow

  20. I love the addition of the blue cheese-yum!

  21. It is asparagus day? This is the third recipe I have seen today, lol! I love asparagus and it’s the one of the only veggies my husband will eat. Love the blue cheese!

  22. I love no-recipe recipes. This roasted asparagus looks wonderful sprinkled with all of that cheese. Yum!

  23. My daughter loves asparagus and although we don’t do cheese, the rest of this recipe sounds perfect! I can’t wait to *spring* it on her. That was a pun. I’m trying not to pardon it, but it’s hard!

  24. This sounds so so yummy! Im glad you shared :D

  25. i’ve roasted asparagus with goat cheese before but i LOVE the idea of blue cheese!

  26. Looks awesome! I like roasting with some flaky sea salt, shallots, orange juice and zest…yum!

  27. This looks delicious :) I can’t resist roasted asparagus, especially when topped with blue cheese!

  28. wow this does sound magical! I can only imagine how much that cheese takes this up a notch!

  29. My two favorite things! I know I would love this.

  30. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks yummy. BTW, love the name of your sight! :-)

  31. I toss asparagus with olive oil, balsamic glaze, fresh thyme, fresh garlic and marinate for a short while before putting on the grill. For my husband’s birthday earlier this week, I grilled asparagus and other vegetables in the oven, made fresh pasta and served it pasta primavera in a creamy garlic sauce.

  32. When do you add the cheese