asparagus with parmesan breadcrumb sauce

Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumb Sauce

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This elegant recipe for asparagus with Parmesan breadcrumb sauce features a dreamy creamy drizzle of cream. A perfect Easter side dish!


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Tear the bread slice into a few pieces, pop it in your food processor and whirl it up until it is in crumbs.
  2. Place butter in a small pan and melt over medium high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and a pinch each of salt and pepper and stir until golden.  Scoop out and stir in the parsley.  Set aside.
  3. Bring a large skillet of water to a simmer, add a generous pinch of salt and cook the asparagus until just tender, about 3-5 minutes for thin spears and 5-7 minutes for thick spears. Drain and place on a platter.
  4. Put the cream in a small pot over medium high heat and bring to a simmer. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Drizzle the cheese sauce over the asparagus, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the cheese and serve!


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