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.
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.
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 cook asparagus in the oven like I do in this recipe.
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:
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!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Toss asparagus in olive oil, kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Place asparagus on baking sheet.
Combine plain breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs and garlic powder in a bowl. Sprinkle over the top of asparagus.
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.
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