Crispy Edamame

I am a big fan of this recipe. It was crispy, yet soft, all brought together by this amazing cheesy crunchy parmesan crust. It was just… so… amazingly… delicious.

I used more cheese than the recipe called for (because, really, when is having something extra cheesy a real issue?) and I used the grated Parmesan cheese in baggie, not the plastic jar. I suspect it was the excess cheese that made the beans themselves a little less crispy, but the wonderful thing that happened instead was a crunchy in-between-the-edamame-beans cheese crust that was just exquisite. It almost reminded me of an edamame/cheese brittle.

And the other great thing? All it is is edamame, Parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. So, not only was it amazing, but it was simple too! 😀

Edamame before baking… Can you tell that I like Parmesan cheese?

Crispy Edamame by Sophia Candrasa


  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the edamame into a colander and rinse under cold water to thaw. Drain.
  2. Spread the edamame beans into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle cheese over the top and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.”


  1. You should think about adding the nutritional value to your recipes. It determines (for me, at least) whether or not I make something. At first I was thinking that the addition of cheese would be a huge (but delicious) calorie burden to something so healthy and pure like edamame, but I looked up 1/4 cup of Parmesan and was pleasantly surprised that it’s only 108 calories. xoxo


    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll try to start putting in nutritional values whenever I can. 🙂 Are there any other values other than calories that you think would be helpful to include?


      1. Calories are probably the easiest information to get and count and they’re more important than fat grams. Sodium and sugar are also very important to watch but they could be trickier to count. Those are my big three, though: calories, sodium, and sugar. Love ya much! 🙂


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