Asparagus with Goat Cheese

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This gourmet style asparagus with goat cheese recipe is the perfect accompaniment for any special dinner menu. Also simple, easy and quick enough for any day of the week. For this recipe, the use of fresh herbed flavored goat cheese adds a deep layer of deliciousness. Further, the addition of fresh garlic and thyme rounds out an amazing flavor profile.

When choosing asparagus for this recipe, organic usually works best. They are more tender and sweeter. For the seasoning, start by simply adding kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fresh aromatics like freshly minced garlic and thyme leaves are perfect.

Why this baked recipe works every time? First, the asparagus and goat cheese are baked at a high enough temperature to perfectly bake the asparagus while charring the goat cheese. Additionally, coating the asparagus with extra virgin olive oil allow them to also get a little bit of charred look and taste.

Choosing a medium sized asparagus – not too thin and not too thick – is another reason why this recipe is brilliant. For that reason, no peeling the asparagus required. But do trim off about two to four inches of the bottom stalk depending on the length of the asparagus. Furthermore, this side dish of asparagus with goat cheese is flexible. For instance, substitute fresh dill for the thyme. Or the the goat cheese can be swapped out for feta cheese.

Best baking vessel to use for baking the asparagus with goat cheese!

Importantly, the use of a glass oven proof baking dish is preferred. This glass rectangular dish (available on Amazon) works perfectly since the asparagus can be spread out evenly. Or use any rectangular oven proof casserole baking dish you have on hand. The glass dish prevents the asparagus from sticking and you can see the bright green color of the vegetable to determine doneness. Serve hot and enjoy!

Love this recipe? Then you may love our Grilled Asparagus or Roasted Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Asparagus.


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Gourmet asparagus with goat cheese
5 from 1 vote

Asparagus with Goat Cheese

This gourmet asparagus recipe is a must try. Its an easy perfectly baked version of this healthy vegetable topped with herbed goat cheese,.

Course Al La Carte, Healthy, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Baked, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword asparagus with goat cheese, baked asparagus, best asparagus recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 103 kcal
Author Julietkitchen By Chef Yasmin


  • Optional: extra virgin olive oil for coating the baking dish
  • 2 bunch asparagus organic, trim off hard ends of stalks
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons freshly minced thyme leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese herbed or plain


Preheat oven 425F/218C Degrees

  1. Trim off the bottom hard stalks of the asparagus (usually 3-4 inches depending on the length.

  2. Add the asparagus to a large enough oven-proof baking dish

  3. Season with the salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add in the garlic and thyme. Drizzle with the olive oil. Mix to coat.

  4. Spread the asparagus in a single layer. Break up the goat cheese into small chunks and sprinkle it all over the asparagus.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus. They are done when the asparagus appear bright green and the cheese looks slightly charred. Remove from the oven. Use a spatula to smear the cheese all over the asparagus if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1361IU27%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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