Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed [see below]
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs [get a brand with the lowest carbs - I use Publix brand]
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 deg. F.
  2. Lightly grease baking sheet with non-stick spray
  3. Gently bend 3 or 4 asparagus spears at a time until they break - no need to trim!  Pour olive oil over asparagus and wiggle them all around on the baking sheet to coat
  4. Do the same with the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  5. Pop these bad boys into the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the asparagus is crisp-tender

NUTRITION: SERVES 6

126 calories, 8g total fat, 10mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 230mg potassium, 8g carbs, 8g protein