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Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

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    Crispy panko and cheesy parmesan top a deliciously roasted asparagus for the perfect side dish.

    Who else realized too late in life that they loved asparagus? If you tried serving this veg to me as a kid, I would’ve made a stank face and refused to eat it. But with this crispy cheese roasted version… I don’t know… but I probably would’ve loved it. Try serving this delicious version of asparagus to your kiddos and let me know in the comments what they think!

    How to Serve Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus?

    This is such a simple side dish that can be made in less than 20 minutes, making it perfect to pair with your Easter lunch, Thanksgiving Dinner, or even better- your weeknight meal! I love pairing it with some roasted chicken and a slice of Wildgrain sourdough bread. Asparagus is a versatile veggie, it goes perfect with a piece of salmon and rice, chicken and potatoes, chopped up in a salad, whatever your heart desires!

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    What Ingredients are Needed for Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus?

    All you need is three main ingredients and a few spices to make this super simple and delicious side dish. 

    Asparagus Spears: You can use the thin or thick spears but adjust the bake time accordingly.

    Panko Bread Crumbs: Panko are a Japanese-style bread crumb that are known to be flakier and crispier than regular bread crumbs. 

    Parmesan Cheese: Opt for freshly shaved parmesan if you can, but the powdered kind from the jar will also work just fine!

    Spices, Etc.: Just a pinch of black pepper and salt, garlic powder, and a drizzle of lemon juice to finish off this dish.

    unbaked asparagus

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Baking tray with parchment paper 

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    How to Make Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

    This recipe is truly no fuss. All you do is chop the wood ends off the asparagus, line them up on a cutting board and spray them lightly with cooking spray like olive oil or avocado oil (if you don’t have spray, lightly brush on oil). Drizzle with lemon juice.

    Then dip the spears into a bowl of panko, freshly shaved parmesan cheese, and the spices.

    Line up the spears on the prepared baking tray top with any leftover panko mixture.

    Bake in the oven at 425° F for 10-15 minutes for thin asparagus, 15-20 minutes for thicker spears.

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    Crispy Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

    Crispy panko and cheesy parmesan top a deliciously roasted asparagus for the perfect side dish.

    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 15 min |

    Total time: 20 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 4


    • 1 lb, asparagus spears
    • ¼ cup, parmesan cheese
    • ⅓ cup, panko bread crumbs
    • ½ tsp, garlic powder
    • ½ tsp, black pepper
    • ½ a lemon, juiced
    • Olive oil spray


    1. Preheat the oven to 425° F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
    2. Cut the wooded bottoms off the asparagus and line them up on your prepared baking tray
    3. Spray the asparagus lightly with olive oil and drizzle with lemon juice
    4. In a small bowl, combine the panko, garlic powder, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
    5. Sprinkle asparagus generously with the panko mixture.
    6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes for thin asparagus or 15-20 minutes for thicker spears.
    7. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. 
    1. Panko will produce a crispier result than regular breadcrumbs, but if regular is all you have then feel free to swap and let me know how it turns out in the comments!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ~4 spears

    Serves 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 91
    Total Fat 2g
      Saturated Fat 1g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 5mg
    Sodium 588mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13g
      Dietary Fiber 0g
      Sugars 4g
    Protein 6g


    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Crispy Cheesy Asparagus

    Author: Christine


    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Crispy Asparagus, Cheesy Asparagus, Easter Side, Roasted Side

    Ratings and reviews (4)

    1 year ago

    this recipe is so easy to make and so delicious - the parm cheese and panko combo is amazing!

    Veryl 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for this recipe and tips on eating it. Will definitely try it out

    1 year ago

    This is looks so good. I would probably make this with dairy free cheese.

    erika 1 year ago

    I've been trying to find a way to make asparagus more flavorful and this sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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