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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

In this fast asparagus side dish recipe, hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese are mixed with breadcrumbs for an impressive-looking topping.


4 servings

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes


  • 2bunches asparagus (about 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/3cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 3tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 2teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Position racks in center and upper levels of oven; preheat to 425°F.
  2. Toss asparagus, 1 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in the center of the oven until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil with Parmesan, breadcrumbs, hazelnuts and lemon zest. Remove the asparagus from the oven. Turn the broiler to high. Sprinkle the topping on the asparagus. Broil in the upper third of the oven until lightly crisped, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 180kcal
Carbohydrate Total 12g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 289mg
Protein 7g
Potassium 309mg
Calcium 92mg
Folate 174mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg

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