Baked Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs

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Baked Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds jumbo or extra-large California asparagus, trimmed
  • 2-1/4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 ounces fresh white goat cheese, crumbled into bits (about 1/2-cup)
  • 1/2- cup fresh, white breadcrumbs

Preparation

Preparation

1 Coat asparagus spears with 1-1/2 tablespoons melted butter, then salt lightly.
2 Arrange in an oven-to-table shallow baking dish large enough to hold the asparagus in 1 layer.
3 Evenly distribute cheese bits over asparagus, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
4 Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter over breadcrumbs. Bake at 400º F.
5 until asparagus is tender-crisp and the breadcrumbs lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Source: California Asparagus Commision