Italian Asparagus Bake Recipe

A delightful and savory Italian-inspired asparagus bake featuring tender asparagus spears topped with a blend of cheeses and Italian herbs, baked to golden perfection. This dish makes a perfect side or a light main course.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Arrange the trimmed asparagus in a single layer in a baking dish.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle the garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper over the asparagus.
  5. Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes over the asparagus.
  6. Top the asparagus and tomatoes with the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. (Optional) Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over the top for a crunchy texture.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Italian Asparagus Bake!

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