Roasted Asparagus with Gruyère & Smoked Paprika


Asparagus with melted gruyere cheeseRoasted asparagus is a simple recipe that uses ingredients that line my spice rack and fill my fridge. There is something about roasting veggies that brings out so much flavor. Asparagus is delicious and it can be prepared in so many ways. I recently posted Chicken with Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce that was a huge hit around the web. It had chopped asparagus in it too. Smoked paprika and Gruyére cheese add a fun, flavorful twist to a serving of veggies.

Asparagus on silpat with melted cheese

Serve this asparagus with whole grains & chickenfish or tofu.  You can top these spears with a soft boiled egg & you have a full meal.  Is it OK to put cheese on your veggies?  Sure, if it is high quality, delicious cheese.  I just make sure the rest of the meal is filled with lean, lower fat choices.

Silly family photo with asparagus

How do you like to prepare asparagus?


Roasted Asparagus with Gruyère & Smoked Paprika

makes about 4 servings


  • I have found great Gruyère cheese at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.  If you have a local cheese shop you love, that would be even better.


  • at least one bunch of Asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
  • Olive Oil or Flavored Olive Oil (I used Rosemary Garlic)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • handful of grated Gruyère cheese (Parmesan or Romano would be great too)


Pre-heat oven t0 425˚F Line a baking sheet with Silpat, parchment or foil Coat asparagus with a drizzle of olive oil and toss with all seasonings. Cook for about 5 minutes toss, cook another 4 minutes. Add cheese & cook for another minute for a total of 10 minutes or so.  Cheese should be browned and bubbling.


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    ~ Marla Meridith

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    38 thoughts on “Roasted Asparagus with Gruyère & Smoked Paprika

    1. My mouth is watering. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies-ok, they are all my favorite, but I really love asparagus. Love how you fixed them here. Great recipe!

    2. I’ve never had asparagus cooked with melted cheese. I love finding new ways to do things with asparagus though because we have a never-ending crop in our garden. I just found an interesting recipe on the NY Times the other day for asparagus pesto.

    3. Asparagus is one of my favorite go-to veggie this time of year. Roasting it is absolutely my favorite way to eat asparagus, but I never thought to add cheese…it looks fantastic, Marla!

    4. mmm… asparagus, gruyere, paprika?! you don’t have to do much convincing to get me to eat my veggies but this sounds especially good 🙂

    5. Asparagus is probably my most favorite green veggie! We’re so lucky that we can get it almost year-round out here in California. Last summer I started grating some fresh parmesan on top of my grilled asparagus and the family loved it!! I’ll have to try with the gruyere!

    6. Can you believe…I haven’t started to use this veges in my kitchen yet. Should try my hands soon. Love the 2nd pic…totally nice! 🙂

    7. I love asparagus…but I love that pic above of your family even more! It IS your family, right? I can recognize the cute faces! Aw, SUCH beautiful blue eyes….and your daughter is an eye-catcher!

    8. mmm, gruyere. it’s all about the asparagus right now, and this is a fine preparation of it! i love the paprika too–it adds a great color and subtle flavor. 🙂

    9. Good morning Marla! I am SO making this! Yummy! What a fun way to add some great flavor to such a great summer favorite!

    10. OMGosh! They are so delicious, I could eat them like candy, like that. I have had blanched spears wrapped in prosciutto, cold – but never hot – until last weekend. Had them roasted wrapped in Jamon Serano. Outrageously delicious. Even my husband likes them and he refuses to eat any cooked veggies… unless wrapped with a pig. Love asparagus. So beautiful. My grandmother used to grow it and I would play amongst the fronds… way above my head.
      Love the family photo!

    11. YUMMY!!!!!! That sounds soooooo good. You are right, it would be fab on any veggie. Love the family photo!

    12. I LOVE asparagus and I LOVE Gruyere…a lot! This looks wonderful! I am loving all the fresh asparagus lately, and I will be trying this! I have everything at home!! 🙂

    13. Indeed, what a tasty & fab dish!! I already tried Parmesan with green asparagus & I loved it so I will surely love your tasty recipe!

      Yummmmm,…You have a COOL foodblog!

      Many greets from Brussels, Belgium!

    14. What a nice blog and with just the sorts of recipes I enjoy cooking (and eating!) myself. This idea for roasted seasonal asparagus, with the perfectly matched flavors of gruyere and smoked paprika, looks splendid. Great photos too. Many thanks for sharing!

    15. That is just such a heavenly combination! Why didn’t I think of that? I’ll certainly try it out now. Thanks for this.
      Greetings from Gibraltar,

      1. Amanda: So happy to hear you loved asparagus on the first take. Try ’em with gruyére & smoked paprika & I guarantee you will crave them all the time!

    16. I want this!! I roast asparagus all the time, but why oh why not like this! Thanks for the inspiration! Looks delicious and love the family photo 🙂