Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest sides to prepare. This recipe came from Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Family Style. It's one of my favorite cookbooks.
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
Lay them in a single layer on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and return to oven for another minute.