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Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

No recipe image available.Once you've tasted roasted asparagus, you may never go back to steamed. Sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, this side dish is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil - divided use
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons soft white bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Toss asparagus spears in 1 to 2 teaspoon olive oil and arrange in baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  4. Bake uncovered until asparagus is just tender, about 15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 105; Protein 4.4 grams; Fat 6.6 grams; Calories from Fat 57%; Carbohydrate6.9 grams; Cholesterol 3 mg; Fiber 2.5 grams; Sodium 95 mg.

Recipe provided courtesy of the California Asparagus Commission.