Preheat the oven to 400°F. Move the oven rack up to the top rung.
Cut the woody bottoms off the asparagus spears or bend them with your fingers to snap them off. Use a potato peeler to shave the skin off the bottom half of the asparagus.
Spread the asparagus out on a baking sheet. Cover with the melted butter, Parmesan, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Place into the oven to roast for 10 minutes.