Crispy Asparagus with Sriracha Mayo

by Alli

Crispy Asparagus With Sriracha Mayo was sponsored by General Mills. 

Fresh asparagus is probably my all-time favorite vegetable. I usually roast the spears in the oven and it always turns out delicious. I also love grilled asparagus. 

But, sometimes I just need a little more crunch. That’s when I make my Crispy Asparagus with Sriracha Mayo. It’s still roasted in the oven, but it takes asparagus up a few notches.

When I was in Publix a few days ago, I made sure Progresso® Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs was on my grocery list so I could make crispy asparagus.

Crispy Asparagus made with Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs

The Story Behind Progresso

I always like to learn the story behind a product; how it came to be, etc.  Here’s the story behind Progresso®:

In the late 1800s in the small Sicilian village of Salemi, young Giuseppe Uddo grew up surrounded by the authentic flavors and traditions of classic Italian cooking. At age 9, he quit school to help support his family by visiting nearby villages to sell olives and cheeses from a horse-drawn cart.

The Progresso Name

Here’s the condensed version from Progresso’s website, “After World War I, Giuseppe’s operations expanded to include a factory in California, which became the first plant in the United States to make canned foods that were previously available only in Italy. Giuseppe soon partnered with his wife’s cousins and expanded from Louisiana to connect with food-loving Italian communities in New York City. They decided to name their new joint venture Progresso.

Today, more than 100 years after Giuseppe Uddo’s first journey to America, Progresso keeps finding new ways to deliver quality meals that match the unique needs of individuals and families. Progresso’s Heart Healthy soups offer tasty, ready-to-serve options for those with dietary goals.

The Progresso Light line is the only soup brand endorsed by Weight Watchers. The introduction of broths and foods such as Panko bread crumbs also delivers premium ingredients for everyday cooking.

Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs, a Japanese-style bread crumb with larger flaky crumbs, creates a light and crunchy coating that is perfect for breading fish, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. It can be used to add a delicious crispy topping on baked dishes such as macaroni, casseroles and even works well on many desserts.”

How To Trim Asparagus

A long time ago, I learned a quick and easy way to trim asparagus. Hold an asparagus spear firmly on each end. Bend until it breaks. It will break exactly where the tough, woody place ends and the tender delicious part begins. 

Discard the tough, woody end. 

Crispy Asparagus Ingredients At A Glance (full printable recipe down below!)

For The Sauce:

  • mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Sriracha
  • fresh lime juice

Breading for asparagus:

  • Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs
  • garlic powder
  • ground red pepper
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • egg whites, beaten
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trim

Crispy Asparagus With Sriracha Mayo

The asparagus is dipped in flour, egg whites, and bread crumbs before baking. 

Crispy Asparagus

And here’s the finished product:

Crispy Asparagus

Yield: 2-4 servings

Crispy Asparagus with Sriracha Mayo

Asparagus & Progresso Bread Crumbs

Crispy Asparagus is tender with a nice crunch on the outside.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


For Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Breading for asparagus:

  • 2-1/2 cups Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Combine mayo, buttermilk, Sriracha, and lime juice in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
  3. Place flour, panko bread crumbs & egg whites in 3 separate shallow dishes.
  4. Add garlic powder, salt, and red pepper to panko crumbs.
  5. Dredge half of the asparagus spears in flour. Dip in egg whites and dredge in panko crumbs.
  6. Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  7. Bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
  8. Serve with Sriracha Mayo.

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Originally posted in May 2015 and updated in April 2021


Tiffani May 20, 2015 - 6:45 am

You had me at Siriacha Mayo! Can’t wait to try this….everything is better with a litte crunch! 🙂

Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom May 20, 2015 - 7:26 am

Alli, I am drooling. This looks incredible and once I get my hands on some fresh asparagus, this is on the menu. YUM!!!

Logan Can May 20, 2015 - 9:03 am

This looks like a delicious side dish! I love asparagus, but I have never thought to add bread crumbs! I bet it tastes wonderful!

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) May 20, 2015 - 9:17 am

That sounds SO good. My kids give me a hard time about eating asparagus, so I am always happy to learn about new ways to make it 🙂

Terry May 20, 2015 - 9:17 am

I have used the Panko bread crumbs before when I made chicken. I love my vegetables plain with nothing on them, but my Hubs would like it your way.

Krayl @ An Appealing Plan May 20, 2015 - 9:45 am

Alli! My husband is a sriracha nut! He will love these! Great recipe!

Christy Maurer May 20, 2015 - 9:50 am

Those looks super easy! I clicked the link too 🙂 That sauce looks amazing. I will be pinning this to make later for sure! Thanks for the recipe!

Shirley Wood May 20, 2015 - 9:53 am

Yummy recipe Alli. A nice twist for those asparagus lovers out there. It seems like me and the everyday saver site are not getting along well. I’m going to have to take a few minutes to fix that so I can print the coupon!

Sara-Jayne May 20, 2015 - 9:57 am

I have all of the ingredients! I am making this tonight, I never have everything I need when I see a recipe I like! So excited to try it!

Felicita Moncada May 20, 2015 - 10:03 am

My husband recently discovered Sriracha and he has been putting it on everything. We also just started using Panko breadcrumbs so I cannot wait to show him this recipe. Crispy asparagus with yummy sriracha – YUM!

HilLesha May 20, 2015 - 11:17 am

Wow, that looks delicious in every sense of the word! I’ll definitely have to try this sometime.

Krystal May 20, 2015 - 12:51 pm

I love asparagus! This sounds like a great way to jazz it up. I can’t wait to try it!

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods May 20, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Flavored mayo is my favorite and I’m always trying to find new ways to add fresh veggies to our dinners!

Pinning and sharing!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 20, 2015 - 2:28 pm

That sounds delicious! I’ve never tried spicing up mayo before. I’ll have to give it a try.

Sarah May 20, 2015 - 3:11 pm

I love asparagus because it’s not only tasty and healthy but goes with almost any main dish! I’ve never tried using flavored mayo with asparagus, but can’t wait to try your recipe!

Liz Leiro May 20, 2015 - 4:15 pm

This sounds delicious! I’m sure the crunch is super satisfying and it’s definitely a lot healthier than fries 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

touristmeetstraveler May 20, 2015 - 5:08 pm

I would love to have this! I am a big fan of asparagus and I love the idea of sriracha mayo; that sounds amazing.

lisa May 20, 2015 - 5:32 pm

I love sriracha anything. So asparagus with sriracha mayo? YES PLEASE! This recipe looks so easy too!

Jeanine May 20, 2015 - 5:54 pm

I haven’t ever had asparagus before! I’m not sure why I guess I’ve just been too scared to try it. But this looks great and like something I could try!

Dawn McAlexander May 20, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Dang! My taste buds are ready for it! Not many people in my family appreciate asparagus as I do. That’s ok! I will make this recipe just for myself!

Liz Mays May 20, 2015 - 7:14 pm

Oooh I already love asparagus and they sound awesome with sriracha. I’d love to get this recipe down.

Nancy May 20, 2015 - 8:58 pm

Omg I LOVE asparagus and this recipe puts it over the top delicious goodness omg I need to get some stocks before they start getting all thick and woody tasting. What a delicious little snack, or side to your meal.

Shasta May 20, 2015 - 8:59 pm

I am so wishing I could have bread crumbs right now. This looks amazing and I will be making this version for the kids (they can eat all the bread they want!).

Paula Schuck May 20, 2015 - 9:27 pm

I love to make fried shrimp with panko bread crumbs. The asparagus looks so good! I need to add these into my meal plan!

Elena May 20, 2015 - 9:36 pm

I would like to try your recipe. Looks delicious.

michele d May 20, 2015 - 10:16 pm

This dish looks ahh-mazing! I would love to try these out. They look so crunchy! Yum!

Christi from May 20, 2015 - 10:31 pm

This looks and sounds WONDERFUL! I am going to have to make this soon. My family would love it. Thanks for sharing.

Jesica H May 20, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Ooo using egg… why didn’t I think of that! I love asparagus in any form… yum! Also, I just tried Sriracha a few weeks ago, so that will be a nice addition as well!

April G May 21, 2015 - 9:30 am

I have never had crispy asparagus even though I’ve seen it on many menus. I’ll have to give it a try.

Lynndee May 21, 2015 - 9:59 am

Both the hubs and I love asparagus but we just always bake or grill it seasoned with salt and pepper. We will surely try this one. Looks delish!

Rosey May 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

We just got a whole bunch of asparagus from a lady my husband works with.. This would be a great way to use it.

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies May 21, 2015 - 10:32 am

I love asparagus so this would be a really great way to switch things up a bit! Thanks for the recipe – can’t wait to try it!

Les Johnson May 21, 2015 - 10:33 am

I love asparagus. I will definitely have to try this recipe because it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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Chubskulit Rose May 21, 2015 - 12:42 pm

This is awesome! We love that brand of penko bread and we do love asparagus as well. Thanks for giving me idea on how to ump the flavor.

Bonnie @ wemake7 May 21, 2015 - 1:49 pm

That looks really good! We love asparagus and we have all these ingredients on hand. Will have to surprise the kiddos with these.

Krystal May 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

This is one amazing recipe! I love using panko breadcrumbs whenever I can. This variety I will have to try too!

CourtneyLynne May 21, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Omg this sounds absolutely amazing!! Asparagus is my favorite veggie & im Sriracha obsessed!!! I need to make some of this ASAP!

Pamela Gurganus May 22, 2015 - 10:45 am

I clicked the link and got my coupon! Thank you so much! I love to use Progresso bread crumbs to make my oven fried chicken!

Ourfamilyworld May 22, 2015 - 2:47 pm

What a delicious recipe. I love asparagus but never considered making them crisp like you shared above. I will try them this weekend

Fi Ní Neachtáin May 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Can you believe that I’ve never tried asparagus! I love the twist you’ve put on it and that mayo sounds delicious 🙂

Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 25, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Okay, I LOVE asparagus, but I’ll bet it tastes amazing like this!


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