Roasted Asparagus with Eggs is a great vegetarian meal. It's low-carb friendly and delicious!
My son just had baseball try outs this week. Yes, it's that time of year where things get as hectic as possible and we have soccer practices, baseball games and track meets to go to. Hopefully that means warmer weather but I am hearing that there is still some snow on the way.
Still hopeful that spring is on it's way, my baseball loving husband happened to mention the asparagus games. My son had no idea what he was talking about and in no way can he relate to any green vegetable. So it seems the pre- season youth baseball games are sometimes referred to as asparagus games. I guess this is because asparagus is an early season vegetable? That's the only relation I could grasp as I know most twelve year old boys in no way or form would eat asparagus. However, my son and many of his friends love to play baseball.
Roasted Asparagus with Eggs is not just for breakfast!
With all the talk of asparagus games, it made me a little hungry. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and you will often find an asparagus, shrimp and pasta dish on our dinner table. But knowing that a sit down dinner on a week night in the spring is almost unheard of in our house, I decided to match some roasted asparagus with eggs for breakfast. This is the type of breakfast I could eat every day. It is healthy, fresh and topped with a runny egg. Anything topped with a runny egg is pure bliss in my book.
This is a low carb meal but if you're not watching carbs or want to add a hearty dish with meat then make some fried potatoes with bacon to go with this. That will turn breakfast into brunch.
But this meal is not just for breakfast! I often make it for lunch and it is perfect for a low carb dinner. Roasted Asparagus With Eggs is great for any meal!
What type of asparagus should you use in this recipe?
I like to roast asparagus often then heat some up topped with an egg for breakfast. It reminds me of my days as a child (yes, I ate asparagus as a 10 year old) and staying at my grandparents house. My grandmother would make this often. I remember that she really liked thick asparagus while I prefer thinner stalks. Either can be used in this recipe, however you might want to cook real thick asparagus a bit longer. Sometimes I find white asparagus at my local farmers market and that is perfectly fine to use also.
Try this Roasted Asparagus with Eggs once and you'll make it again and again. It's that asparagus time of year! How do you like to eat asparagus?
Roasted Asparagus With Eggs
- 2 pounds asparagus trimmed
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Arrange asparagus on a big cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and springle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray. Heat pan to medium heat and crack the eggs in the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes or until whites are set. Turn over if you'd like your egg over easy. Top asparagus with eggs.