Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus


1 lb asparagus spears, woody ends removed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 cloves garlic, minced)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 425 deg. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking oil spray. Arrange asparagus on baking sheet. Set aside. In a small bowl mix together olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil mixture over the asparagus and toss to evenly coat. Bake for 10-15 minutes until vibrant and just beginning to get tender. Remove from oven and top with the mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and until the cheese melts and becomes golden (about 4-5 minutes). Adjust salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately.