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Cheesy Baked Asparagus
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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked-asparagus, cheesy-baked-asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs asparagus ends trimmed
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low moisture mozzarella cheese or monterey jack or Gruyere
  • ½ cup french fried onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Arrange asparagus in dish. Some may overlap. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream, ⅓ cup Parmesan, onion powder and garlic. Pour evenly over asparagus.
  • Sprinkle top with remaining ⅓ cup Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, sprinkle the top with french fried onions. Continue to bake another 5 minutes or until crisp tender and bubbly. Bake longer for softer texture.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve, drizzled with sauce.

Notes

Please note: Parmesan cheese is naturally salty. You may choose to omit adding salt at all to the asparagus, if preferred. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1466IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 3mg