Roasted Asparagus With Garlic Breadcrumbs

Roasted asparagus tossed with homemade garlic parmesan breadcrumbs.

roasted asparagus

This recipe is a quick and easy side dish to compliment any meal. Roasting vegetables in the oven is so easy and provides lots of flavor with minimal effort. I use this roasting method for most of my vegetables including broccoli and zucchini.

I wanted to add some crunch to this recipe so I decided to add some toasted breadcrumbs on top. Instead of using the panko breadcrumbs straight out of the container, I decided to toast the breadcrumbs in a bit of oil. The end result are nutty caramel colored crunchy bread crumbs. I did not stop there I added fresh garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese.

What a difference toasted bread crumbs can make to this dish. You get the crunch of the breadcrumbs in every bite.

roasted asparagus with breadcrumbs

Roasting the asparagus is easy. Simply toss the asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Roast in a 375 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Take out of the oven and drizzle with lemon juice. Done!

Now for the breadcrumbs,  heat a medium skillet with olive oil. Add breadcrumbs and cook until lightly golden brown (3-4 minutes). Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Make sure to stir the breadcrumbs constantly and do not walk away. Take off the heat and season with parsley. Sprinkle on top of the asparagus and toss to coat.

roasted asparagus with lemon

The asparagus are not fried or battered. They are simply tossed in the garlic breadcrumbs after they come out of the oven. Simple as that.

Sometimes I find when vegetables are dredged with coating and deep fried or baked that the breading can sometimes overwhelm the vegetables. The roasted asparagus have such a nice caramelized smokey flavor that covering it up would just be wrong.

When I make the breadcrumb mixture I typically double or triple the recipe to have extra on hand. I use the breadcrumb mixture for topping casseroles or macaroni and cheese for a nice crunchy topping.

Roasted Asparagus With Garlic Breadcrumbs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Roasted asparagus tossed with homemade garlic parmesan breadcrumbs.


Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • parmesan cheese for serving


Roasted Asparagus

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic cloves and season with salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to make sure the asparagus is coated. Cook for about 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden brown and tender. (Not sure if they are ready, stick a fork or knife in the asparagus to see how easy it comes out). Take asparagus out of the oven and toss with the lemon juice.

Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

  • To make the breadcrumbs start by heating a medium skillet on medium heat with olive oil. Add breadcrumbs and cook until lightly golden brown. Make sure to stir constantly and do not walk away. Takes about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Take off the heat and season with parsley. Sprinkle on top of the asparagus and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese on top and serve immediatly!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus With Garlic Breadcrumbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Asparagus With Garlic Breadcrumbs




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  • Yessss…I looove asparagus! And this roasted version seems pretty tasty. I like that these are tossed with breadcrumbs versus being coated in a heavy layer of something…pinning! 🙂

  • I have some asparagus in the refrigerator right now wondering what to do with it. I guess I’ll be making this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  • Eric

    Looks great, appreciate you sharing recipe. Was looking to make for dinner. Reviewing the recipe I notice the parmesan cheese portion (ingredients & instructions) was missing.

  • Hi Eric,

    I am so sorry about that. I sprinkled cheese on at the end right before serving. You can just do a sprinkle I would say maybe 1/4 cup for the bunch after the asparagus is tossed in the breadcrumb mixture. I just added that to the recipe thank you for pointing that out to me.

    Thank you!


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