"Cheesy," spicy asparagus

With the holidays coming up, this dish is a great side dish option for dinner with the family or for bringing to a potluck. The best part is that it's super simple and takes only 2 minutes of prep. You could even prep and bake at the location of your dinner party if needed. Asparagus is also great if you need a large amount of something but don't want to be slaving away all day to feed a large group of people.

My serving came out pretty spicy, but I love spice, so make sure to adjust the chili flakes (or omit altogether) according to your taste preference.

This dish would be great paired with a protein such as grilled chicken and starch like mashed or roasted potatoes for a well rounded meal.


1 lb asparagus, washed and stems removed

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp red chili flakes

1/4 tsp sea salt

pinch of ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Place asparagus on lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil

3. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients and mix well

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, mixing after 20 minutes


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