Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Mom’s Roasted Low-Calorie Asparagus

Fresh asparagus lighted roasted with a mixture of bread crumbs, parmigiano cheese and olive oil until crispy.

Asparagus is a low-calorie vegetable that is a good source of folate and potassium.  Mom enjoys telling us all the health benefits with each vegetable she cooks.  This is still her favorite.

It’s a very easy and delicious recipe!  Minimal prep work involved.  And, this green asparagus vegetable is also high in antioxidants, which is really good for you!  Enjoy!

 Mom’s Roasted Low-Calorie Asparagus

  •  1 bunch large size fresh asparagus, (about 30)
  •  2 Tbsp. plain bread crumbs
  •  1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  •  1/4 tsp.  garlic powder
  •  2 to 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  •   salt and pepper to taste 

Rinse, cut ends off the asparagus, about 2 inches from the bottom.
Steam asparagus for 3 minutes in a vegetable steamer.

In a baking pan lined with foil wrap,  for fast cleaning.
Spray some cooking spray onto the foil.
Lay the asparagus in a single row on baking pan.
Sprinkle and scatter some bread crumbs,  grated cheese,  salt,  pepper and garlic powder.
Drizzle olive oil over them.   
Bake at 350 degree,  for 15 minutes.  And serve.

Serves 6

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    raquel erecipe
    September 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

    this recipe is really great for an expectant mom…my sister is having her baby and would like to try this recipe for her. Thanks

  • Reply
    September 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I am glad Raquel, and congrats on your sisters baby and to you the Aunt!

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