Roasted Asparagus

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Roasted asparagus makes the perfect side dish to any meal, whether it’s steak, chicken or pasta. It is incredibly easy to put together and only takes 12 minutes to cook in the oven. I’m not a huge vegetable fan and even I will eat these savory stalks right up. This is one of my go-to side dishes and I wanted to share it with you. Make the first bite count!

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 bunch of asparagus stalks
Olive oil
Italian-style bread crumbs

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Rinse the asparagus under water. Break off the tough, white ends of each stalk. This is easily done by taking each end of the stalk in each hand and slowly bending the ends in to each other. The end should snap off right where it needs to.

3. Place the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle bread crumbs on top until mostly covered. I usually just shake the bread crumbs right from the container, but I probably use about a 1/2 cup. Bake for 12 minutes until bright green and tender.

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