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Grilled Asparagus with Crispy Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Asparagus is a super simple side dish to serve for any meal. This recipe is so simple it can be easily pulled off on a busy weeknight, but is also suitable for a dinner party too. Scroll down for instruction on how to grill, roast or air-fry!
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 53 kcal
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned fine bread crumbs
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a sauté pan. Add the breadcrumbs and red pepper flakes and toast for 1 to 2 minutes, until toasted and lightly brown. Turn off the heat and toss in the Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  2. Pre-heat your grill to medium heat.
  3. Trim off the tough ends of the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat each spear and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the asparagus across the grill grates and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the spears a few times during the grilling process.
  4. Transfer the grilled asparagus to a serving platter and immediately sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs on top. Gently toss to coat the asparagus with the crumbs and serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asparagus with Crispy Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Amount Per Serving (0.25 bunch)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.