Asparagus with Panko and Fresh Mozzarella

Asparagus with panko and fresh mozzarella is a simple, seasonal side dish that will go perfectly with any springtime recipe.

Asparagus topped with mozzarella and breadcrumbs and baked in the oven
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 lb trimmed asparagus

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 (8-oz.) ball fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler.

  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Broil until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness.

  3. Meanwhile, stir together panko bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and the crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Arrange mozzarella slices over asparagus, overlapping as needed. Sprinkle panko mixture over cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 1 minute more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 311mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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