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Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan


Celebrate springtime with this easy vegetable side dish.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010


  • 4 slices rustic white bread (3 ounces), crusts removed, torn into large pieces
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 large bunches asparagus (about 1 pound each), ends trimmed, stalks peeled
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor, process bread until coarse crumbs form. Transfer breadcrumbs to a small bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Add Parmesan, season with salt and pepper, and stir with a fork to combine.

  2. Arrange asparagus in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Top with breadcrumb mixture and bake until breadcrumbs are golden brown and asparagus is tender, 20 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over asparagus just before serving.

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  • cooknmd
    1 MAR, 2012
    Was very tasty, but thought there was too much bread crumb mixture. Will half the bread crumbs next time. Didn't use the lemon. Perfectly cooked!
  • MarthaandMeBlogger
    8 JUL, 2010
    This is delivious and easy. You can see my results here: