Roast Asparagus with Lemony Parmesan Crumb


roasted asparagus recipe

roasted asparagus recipe

roasted asparagus recipe

roasted asparagus recipe

Roast asparagus is jazzed up with a zesty, crunchy crumb topping that is so packed with cheesy, garlic-y flavour you’ll want to use it on everything!



  1. Preheat oven to 210°C
  2. Prepare the asparagus by removing the hard woody ends; the best way to do it is simply by hand, just bend each spear until it naturally snaps at the correct spot. Arrange the trimmed asparagus spears in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, drizzle with 2 tbsp. olive oil & sprinkle with the salt, set aside.
  3. Prepare the crumb topping: mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, garlic & 2 tbsp. olive oil in a bowl till evenly mixed. Have a taste & season with salt if needed. Spoon this mixture mainly across the middle part of the asparagus spears on the baking sheet, leaving just a bit of the tops & bottom parts exposed.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes until the breadcrumb topping is nicely golden brown. Serve immediately.


*you can easily make fresh breadcrumbs by simply whizzing a few slices of your favourite toast or bread (crusts removed) in a food processor till finely processed. We used sourdough bread and it was delicious, but any soft bread will do!


Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Serves: 3-4

Recipe created by Matters of the Belly


Ingredients for Roast Asparagus with Lemony Parmesan Crumb

Asparagus (bunch)

$2.29 ea

Villa Rossi - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1l)

$12.99 ea

Colavita - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1L)

$19.49 ea

Maldon - Sea Salt Flakes (240g)

$9.49 ea

Solomans - Bread Crumbs (250g)

$2.99 ea

Jun Breadcrumbs 200g

$2.99 ea

Parmesan - Parmigiano Cheese (260-360g) Reggiano

$19.08 ea

Parmesan - Grana Padano Cheese (200-330g)

$6.60 ea

Parmesan - Italian (220-320g)

$12.80 ea

Parmesan - Grated (180-250g) Harris Farm

$5.87 ea

Lemons (each)

$1.00 ea

Lemons Imperfect Pick Value Range (Each = min 500g)

$3.50 ea

Lemons Organic (500g)

$7.69 ea

Garlic (head)

$1.87 ea

Garlic Organic (150g)

$9.99 ea

Garlic Peeled (min 200g)

$1.99 ea