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Asparagus with Pimientos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4-6 servings

This lovely, simple-to-prepare spring dish highlights the asparagus rather than hiding it. The delicate topping of Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs complements the asparagus flavor and looks impressive. -Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook asparagus in boiling salted water until tender, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown bread crumbs in butter. Drain asparagus; place in a serving dish. Sprinkle with crumbs, cheese and pimientos.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Dawn
    Jun 2, 2020

    I did not have the pimiento, so I used 2 Tbsp. of roasted red pepper, chopped and 1/2 cup Panko crumbs and 1/4 to 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. I kept the asparagus and butter as recipe stated. I cooked the asparagus in boiling salted water for just 8 minutes until tender. This side dish is delicious!

  • TXCricket
    Mar 11, 2013

    Quick and easy enough for a weekday meal. Husband commented that it was as good as any asparagus that he has ever had--including highfalutin restaurants. I did reduce the amount of butter to cut the fat.

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    Dec 25, 2012

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    May 5, 2008

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