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I am not a vegetable person. In fact, I have to admit to you that I probably average on eating vegetables once every other week. I know, it's terrible. The problem is I take a lot of convincing. In this case 'a lot of convincing' was cheese, panko, and paprika.
You will need: asparagus, olive oil, 1/8 cup fresh grated Parmesan, 1/2 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Mix everything except the asparagus and olive oil in a bowl. You can freeze this mixture if you aren't going to use it right away. You don't even have to thaw it before your next use. Clean asparagus, chop off the woody parts of the stems, and lay in a single layer at the bottom of a pan or baking dish. Use a basting brush to paint asparagus with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the mixture you just made. Bake for 15 minutes.
This recipe is so easy you can whip it up in just a few minutes, that's my kind of recipe! You can do this with any vegetable of your choice, just be sure to change the cook time to match. I added flautas as a side dish. I got mine from Costco and just stuck them in the oven at the same time as the asparagus and added two minutes to the cook time. Whatever you decide to make, this will brighten up your vegetables and even make them palatable for vegetable haters like me!