Roasted Cheezy Asparagus

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Read time: 1 minute

You’ve made it to Wednesday, eating spinach salad for lunch and frozen broccoli at dinner. But that well has run dry, and the dinner bell is about to ring. When your meal prepping efforts don’t last long enough, you need another easy green to whip up on the fly. Roasted asparagus is officially your mid-week veggie. It may sound involved, but this recipe is as simple as turning on the oven. Seasoning with salt and pepper is optional, but adding nutritional yeast is not. You’re going to want that cheezy flavor – especially if it’s going to carry you into the weekend.  

Baking Pan With a Bunch of Roasted Asparagus on Wood Table #recipe |


1 bunch asparagus, rinsed
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
Kosher salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Remove bottoms of asparagus and place in a bowl.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
4. Transfer asparagus to baking sheet, spreading out the spears.
5. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
6. Roast 25 minutes, or until tender but slightly crisp.

Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit