2 bunches asparagus
4 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Rinse 2 bunches of asparagus and break off the ends by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps.
Place asparagus in a large baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon over the asparagus. Line the top third of the asparagus with lemon slices from the other half of your lemon (optional).
Thinly slice 4 tablespoons of butter and line the center of the asparagus with butter.
Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove asparagus from the oven and set oven to Broil.
Sprinkle the center of the asparagus with Parmesan cheese and broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
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