Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Mom’s Roasted Low-Calorie Asparagus

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Mom’s Roasted  Low-Calorie Asparagus.  Fresh asparagus is lightly roasted with a mixture of bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil.  Crispy, tender and flavorful, makes these roasted asparagus the perfect side dish!

Asparagus is a healthy vegetable, and while it’s a low-calorie vegetable, it is a good source of folate and potassium, including rich in antioxidants.  Mom enjoys telling us all the health benefits with each vegetable she cooks, and this one is still her favorite.


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Mom’s recipe is very easy, and roasted asparagus is such a delicious dish!  I bet your family will love this recipe!  With minimal prep work involved, you can have this wonderful vegetable ready in minutes!




Ingredients for Mom’s Roasted Low-Calorie Asparagus:

To make mom’s roasted low-calorie asparagus, you will need:

  •  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


Directions for Mom’s Roasted Low-Calorie Asparagus:

Rinse, cut or snap the ends off the asparagus, about 2 inches from the bottom.
Steam asparagus for 3 minutes in a vegetable steamer.  Remove and set aside.

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 Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and black pepper  to taste.
Drizzle olive oil over them.
Bake at 350 degree,  for 15 minutes.  And serve.

Serves 6

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  • Reply
    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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