Asparagus with Lemon-Parmesan Breadcrumbs

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Asparagus with Lemon Parmesan BreadcrumbsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

A quick hit with lemon, Parmesan, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs under the broiler and voila! An instant side dish favorite (perfect for any spring table), ready in minutes.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces)


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1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
Cooking spray
1/3 cup panko
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon melted unsalted butter


1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.

2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.

3. Broil asparagus 8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring once.

4. Combine panko, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, canola oil, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle panko mixture over asparagus. Broil 2 minutes; drizzle with lemon juice and melted butter.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 85
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 214 mg
Calcium 87 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g