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A white platter filled with Asparagus with Breadcrumbs along with a fresh lemon in the background and salt and pepper containers.
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Asparagus with Breadcrumbs is fresh springtime asparagus covered with the wonderful texture of breadcrumbs lightly flavored with onion and lemon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Vegetable - Side Dish, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 260kcal


  • 2 pounds asparagus trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup dehydrated minced onions
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and toast, occasionally stirring until lightly browned.
  • Add in the dehydrated onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Continue stirring until lightly fragrant.
  • Add the lemon zest and toast for an additional 30 seconds. Remove to a bowl, and wipe out the skillet.
  • Add the remaining butter and oil to the skillet over medium heat and add the trimmed asparagus. Toss the asparagus to coat and season with the remaining salt and pepper stirring occasionally.
  • Cover and allow the asparagus to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Uncover and add lemon juice to the asparagus, tossing lightly.
  • Remove the asparagus to a platter and top with the seasoned breadcrumbs. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1378IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg