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Baked Asparagus Italian Style (Asparagi Al Forno)

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“Italians love asparagus like Americans do baked potatoes. They have a quatrillion ways to serve it, and even prepare versions to be served with fried eggs for breakfast. I ran into this recipe years ago when visiting northern Italy. I fell in love with it and have relished it for years. Try it and enjoy.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Clean the asparagus and trim off the woody ends if necessary.
  3. Place asparagus in a steamer (or in a pan of lightly salted water) and steam/cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Be sure not to over cook and make asparagus limpy.
  5. Place asparagus in a buttered, oven tolerant dish or pan.
  6. Season with pinch of salt and black pepper.
  7. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top and sprinkle with Parmigiano Reggiano.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 6-7 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Enjoy-- mmmmmmm.

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