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Parmesan Ranch Grilled Asparagus Recipe

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Add pizzazz to grilled asparagus with ranch dressing and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Uncooked asparagus and grilled asparagus with Parmesan cheese and Ranch dressing mix
Grilled asparagus is one of those vegetables that are awesome to cook because it’s just so darn easy to make. All you really need is some oil, salt, and pepper and it’s good to go. It goes great with chicken, pork, and beef.  You are going to love this delicious spin on grilled asparagus. Using a ranch dressing mix and then topping with Parmesan cheese adds tons of flavor to this veggie. 
You can also use this same method to make yummy potatoes! You can even make them in an Instant Pot with our Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Red Potatoes for a super easy addition to the asparagus. 

Parmesan Ranch Grilled Asparagus

Preheat an outdoor grill on medium high heat. You can also roast the asparagus in an oven or toaster oven. Preheat an oven at 400 degrees. 
Fresh asparagus on a piece of foil with a ranch dressing packet mix and small bowl of Parmesan cheese.
Begin by preparing some foil to cook the asparagus. First, fold a large piece of foil in half.  The foil should be large enough to hold all of your asparagus in a single layer. You may want to double the foil to make it thicker if using regular foil. We really like to use Heavy Duty foil for cooking. It holds up well on the grill.  Lay the foil out on a flat surface.
Fresh asparagus on piece of foil with ends trimmed off.
Next, prepare the asparagus. Trim the ends of the asparagus by breaking them off and discarding them. Just start to bend the asparagus and they will naturally break where the tough ends stop. Put the trimmed asparagus on the foil.
A tablespoon of oil with asparagus in the background.
Next, drizzle the asparagus with oil. You will want to pick a high temp oil like grapeseed or coconut oil. But we honestly use olive oil all the time and it’s just fine since the asparagus is cooked pretty quickly.
Asparagus on a piece of foil being folded over
You will want to coat the asparagus with the oil. Do this by folding up two ends of the foil together. Roll asparagus between foil to coat with the oil. Lay the  foil flat again and lay asparagus in a single layer.
A packet of ranch dressing mix being poured over asparagus on foil
Sprinkle the asparagus with ranch dressing mix seasoning. You can also use this homemade Italian dressing mix. It’s delicious!
Asparagus on foil covered with dressing mix.
Transfer the foil with the asparagus on to a plate or platter to make it easier to get it outside to your grill.  If you are roasting the asparagus in an oven, transfer the foil to a baking sheet.
Asparagus on foil on a grill
To grill the asparagus, place the foil directly on grill and heat for 5-8 minutes, turning halfway through. Alternatively, roast in an oven for about 10-15 minutes. 
Grilled asparagus on grill being covered in cheese
Sprinkle with cheese and let heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until melted.
Grilled asparagus on grill covered in melted cheese
Yield: Serves 4-6

Easy Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Easy Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Grill or roast asparagus seasoned with ranch dressing mix and then topped with Parmesan cheese. This tasty side dish is ready in about 10 minutes.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 packet, 1 oz, dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high.
  2. Fold a large piece of foil in half. Lay on a flat surface.
  3. Remove the ends of the asparagus by breaking them off and discarding them.
  4. Place asparagus on the foil. Drizzle with oil and fold up two ends together.
  5. Roll asparagus between foil to coat with oil. Lay foil flat again and lay asparagus in a single layer. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning.
  6. Place foil directly on grill and heat for 5-8 minutes, turning halfway through.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and let heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until melted.
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