Dijon Roasted Asparagus

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Dijon Roasted Asparagus with panko bread crumbs and freshly grated Parmesan cheese is the side dish you didn’t know you need. This asparagus is filled with flavor!

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon mustard, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

I did not grow up eating many vegetables. Broccoli and corn were about it. My Mom was raising 5 kids alone in a two-bedroom apartment. We were pretty poor. There were 3 of us kids in 1 bedroom, and my 2 oldest sisters in the other one. Mom had to sleep on the pull-out couch in our tiny family room. She worked her butt off for us kids. Usually holding down 2 or 3 jobs just to put food on the table.

I think about it now as a mother with only 3 kids AND a helping husband, and it’s still hard. I have no clue how my Mom did it alone, but she did the best she could and I have a lot of respect for her doing what she did for us.

That being said, we had fast food a lot or easy meals at home. They mostly consisted of ramen noodles, packaged soups and tacos. I know my Mom wanted to feed us healthy food but it can be expensive. She was working a 9 to 5 day job then worked a waitress night shift. I imagine she hardly had time to worry about her kids getting their fruits and veggies every day.

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon mustard, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Now that I’m a grown up (lol, I like to think I am anyway) I have experimented with many new vegetables I never ate as a kid. Asparagus was one that I fell in-love with at first bite. I love the texture, the flavor, and I also love all the different ways you can make it even yummier. Like this DIJON ROASTED ASPARAGUS. It is incredible! Even if you’re not a big mustard fan I still think you’ll like this recipe. 😀

What I also really liked about it was the bread crumbs over the top. I went with panko crumbs and it just made the topping crispy and delicious. This asparagus was like comfort food to me! And it went perfectly with a side of grilled lemon chicken. Yum!

Dijon Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus with a delicious dijon mixture, bread crumbs and cheese. This dish tastes like comfort food!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Holly


  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, oil, and garlic. In a small bowl, combine panko bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the mustard mixture.
  • Place asparagus in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; drizzle with remaining mustard mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.



Roasted Asparagus with Dijon mustard, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
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  1. I love your mother, too! And thank you so much for making me more grateful to my own mother who was much like yours.

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