Wednesday, April 9

Ridiculously Practical Meals: Roasted Asparagus With Topping

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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!

40 comments:

  1. I LOVE vegetables! Especially asparagus... I've been missing my greens as we've been eating poorly while renovating. This doesn't compare to the burger I'm about to eat. Yum.

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    1. I wish I loved veggies! That would make life so much easier. I do eat fruit like candy though.

      I know what you mean, when life gets crazy I sometimes feel like all I eat is pizza....

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  2. Yummy! I have been looking for new ways to make Asparagus so I am going to try this out.
    Beautetude

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  3. I love asparagus, I'll definitely try this recipe. Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

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    1. As far as vegetables go, asparagus is on my good list. I hope you like it!

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  4. I never ate asparagus like this I always add lemon and olive oil now I have a cool recipe to try it looks delicious thanks for sharing.
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    1. Mm, I'm going to try some of my left over asparagus with lemon and oil now! I love exchanging recipes!

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  5. Anything with parmesan on top is a winner in my book! I have a cheese obsession even though I know it's not overly healthy. At least the asparagus makes this a healthier option! :)

    <3, Pamela
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    1. Haha, I do too! Anything with cheese is a yes for me. I figure it's still better than bunches of melted cheese and there are vegetables... right? Right? :)

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  6. Love me some asparagus- I'll have to try this! (I usually steam asparagus and serve it with butter and/or mayo.)

    -Ashley
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    1. I've never heard of asparagus with mayo! I'll have to try that some time!

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  7. YUM!! We have asparagus at home now... I may have to steal this recipe for them!!
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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Lauren, I was looking for a solution to my asparagus woes! HAHAHA This also looks like it might work for broccoli. I can leave CHEESE out of the equation. HAHAHA Thanks girl!
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    1. Oh, yeah, it works for pretty much any vegetable. You just have to figure out the proper cook time as different veggies may need longer or shorter times in the oven. :)

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  9. I never ate asparagus, even though I really like vegetables! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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    1. You definitely should try it! Of the vegetables, asparagus is one of my favorites.

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  10. this looks great and easy! like it :)

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  11. Loving this… delicious
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  12. Yummy! We love asparagus

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    1. Of all the vegetables it's one of my favorites! I hope you like it!

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  13. I love roasted asparagus!

    Abby
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  14. oh gosh, jon loves asparagus and this looks like a much better way to serve it than my traditional plain with butter, right? this also makes me think we need to be pinterest friends - i always have to keep recipes on my boards so i remember to make them :)

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    1. We should definitely be pinterest friends, but quick pinterest confession, I go through fazes. I'll be on pinterest every day for a week and then not touch it for a month. Repeat. So... I'm a bit of a spaz there. :)

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  15. now following you on instagram and pinterest and twitter :)

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  16. Great post.never tried them but maybe now i will
    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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  17. Um, YUM! I love asparagus! I'll have to try this :) <3 Emily

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  18. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies! This looks really good! I will definitely give it a try. Have a great weekend, Lauren!

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  19. This looks so GOOD! Will be trying for sure!
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