Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs is a side dish staple that goes with many entrees at any time of year. Its flavors are bold, nutty, and garlicky!
Good side dishes are hard to come by. Especially if you struggle with seasoning vegetables. I think ill-prepared vegetables are a big reason why we tend to not crave them and why kids won’t approve of them. But I do know that when vegetables are seasoned well and prepared to bring out their freshness and natural flavor – they shine!
When I was a kid, I wasn’t too picky with vegetables, but still, there were vegetables that I wouldn’t touch and still won’t touch. Peas and corn are at the top of that list. However – I have had both vegetables shock me before that made me think, “Hey, why have I never tasted these vegetables like THIS before?”. It’s like how Brussel sprouts were something people joked about eating as punishment and now they are front and center – all because word got out on how to season and cook them properly.
This lack of cooking knowledge doubled with the expectation that you need to eat steamed or boiled bland vegetables to lose weight sounds like something ya just gotta do. However, if you’ve ever set out to just stick to dinners of bland chicken and steamed broccoli until you lost all the weight because you thought you needed to suffer through that – I have better news for you.
It's really simple too…its that you don’t need to do that. This kind of advice is not hard to find either, so I understand feeling like this is the golden ticket…removing all flavor and extra ingredients to food and being unrealistically strict.
And if you’re still thinking of vowing to a temporary life of bland food until you reach your goal – I’ll tell you exactly how that goes. That path looks a little like getting really sick of what you’re eating by day 4, throwing away half an uneaten plate by day 6, and binging on your favorite cheat meal on day 7. If it's sounding like I’ve been there, its because I have on multiple unappetizing occasions. But I started this blog to tell you there’s a much more delicious way! You should think of seasoning as your best friend.
So get ready to crave some well seasoned, not bland vegetables guys. You can eat this Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs without abandon and healthfully in your meal plan. Let me know if this winds up becoming a staple in your house as well!
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Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
- 1 bunch asparagus rinsed and ends cut off
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400
In a small bowl combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese.
Lay your asparagus in a shallow baking dish, half of the asparagus facing one direction and the other half facing the other. Season with salt and pepper. Toss so all asparagus gets seasoned.
Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture all over the asparagus and mix a bit throughout. Sprinkle last tbsp of grated parmesan on top of asparagus. Bake at 400 for 15 min.