Baked Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs
- 1- 1/2 lbs jumbo or extra-large asparagus, trimmed
- 2- 1/4 Tbs butter, melted, divided
- 2 oz fresh white goat cheese, crumbled into bits (about 1/2-cup)
- 1/2 cup fresh, white breadcrumbs
- Coat asparagus spears with 1-1/2 tablespoons melted butter, then salt lightly. Arrange in an oven-to-table shallow baking dish large enough to hold the asparagus in 1 layer. Evenly distribute cheese bits over asparagus, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter over breadcrumbs.
- Bake at 400º F. until asparagus is tender-crisp and the breadcrumbs lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
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