Baked Asparagus with Breadcrumbs

This Baked Asparagus is springtime veggie perfection. Topped with crispy bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and a must for your Easter table!

With Easter just a couple of days away now I wanted to give you one last quick recipe to jazz up your table. This Baked Asparagus with Breadcrumbs does just that. And it’s pretty easy too. A simple coating of seasonings, olive oil, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese is all you need. I added the parmesan cheese because I’ve always been a fan of baked asparagus with cheese. Who isn’t?

This baked asparagus will make a pretty, not to mention delicious, addition to your Easter table.

This Baked Asparagus is springtime veggie perfection. It's topped with crispy bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. A must for your Easter table!

How do you pick fresh asparagus?

When you are looking to buy your first spring asparagus you want to look for a couple of things. Size doesn’t particularly matter. I prefer medium sized asparagus but that’s just a personal preference. A frequently asked question I get is “how can you tell if asparagus has gone bad?” Asparagus tips should be bright green or violet tinged. And you will want to make sure that the spears are firm not limp.

Different ways to cook asparagus.

When it comes to cooking asparagus you can cook it many different ways. You can cook stir fry it,  you can make asparagus fries, you can steam it. And you can roast asparagus or bake asparagus in the oven like I do in this recipe.

How to Cook Asparagus At Different Temperatures:

Sometimes if you’re preparing multiple things in your oven, it’s hard to coordinate baking times and temperatures! Luckily this asparagus will turn out great at most common baking temperatures. Here’s a guide to cooking times:

  • Baked Asparagus at 350: cook for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Baked Asparagus at 400 degrees: cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Baked Asparagus at 425 degrees: cook for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Baked Asparagus at 450 degrees: cook for 8 – 10 minutes

Most Easter spreads do include this spring time vegetable and while I love it, Ryan informed me recently that he is not a huge fan. Well there is no way that I am not going to enjoy my asparagus so I thought this might appeal to him a little more. How could it not? With the crispy breadcrumbs and golden cheese, this dish is sure to please just about everyone. For a couple variations this would be great with BACON sprinkled over the top. Because Bacon. Or you can fancy it up a notch with a drizzle of balsamic glaze

If you are a big fan of roasted vegetables, you’re going to want to try this Roasted Broccoli too!

If you are looking for a main dish to serve along side this baked asparagus, baked salmon with capers is one of my faves!

 

Baked Asparagus with Breadcrumbs Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2

Toss asparagus in olive oil, kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Place asparagus on baking sheet.

3

Combine plain breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs and garlic powder in a bowl. Sprinkle over the top of asparagus.

4

Bake asparagus for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. Place under the broiler for 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle any breadcrumbs that have fallen onto the foil over the top. Serve immediately.

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition information

Calories: 174 , Total Fat: 8.9g , Saturated Fat: 4.5g , Cholesterol: 20mg , Sodium: 604mg , Carbohydrates: 13.1g , Fiber: 4g , Sugar: 3.7g , Protein: 13.8g

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  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    April 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

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    eat good 4 life
    April 4, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    The perfect side dish to any dinner recipe.

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    Catalina
    April 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Asparagus is my all time favorite and I am so happy to try your recipe!

  • Reply
    Jen
    April 4, 2018 at 5:12 am

    My husband and I love asparagus but our kids always put a fight. I think that’s going to change when they see this!

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    Sabrina
    April 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

    What a perfect way to add veggies to every meal! Looks delicious!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    April 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Oh wow — I am loving this asparagus recipe!

  • Reply
    Jamielyn Nye
    April 3, 2018 at 10:11 am

    LOVE baked asparagus! I bet the addition of breadcrumbs is amazing!

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    Daniel Novik
    March 31, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I made this tonight and it was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Loved this recipe. Thank You,. Was going to do ,y normal Steam with Butter and Bread crumbs. This took it up on so many Levels. LOL LOVED IT!!!!.

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      Deseree
      April 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

      That is wonderful to hear Daniel! So happy you loved it!!

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    StephenC
    April 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    You nailed this. Perfect timing and temp. Have a wonderful Easter dinner.