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Baked Asparagus
with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs

Baked Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bread CrumbsA delicious side dish of baked asparagus with creamy goat cheese and topped with buttery bread crumbs.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds jumbo or extra-large California asparagus, trimmed
2 1/4 tablespoons butter, melted - divided use
2 ounces fresh white goat cheese, crumbled into bits (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup fresh, white bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat asparagus spears with 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, then salt lightly.
  2. Arrange in an oven-to-table shallow baking dish large enough to hold the asparagus in 1 layer. Evenly distribute cheese bits over asparagus, then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter over bread crumbs.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) until asparagus is tender-crisp and the bread crumbs lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 121; calories from fat 72; fat 8 grams; saturated fat 5 grams; cholesterol 35 mg; sodium 105 mg; carbohydrate 20 grams; dietary fiber 3 grams; protein 6 grams.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Asparagus Commission.