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Cheesy Baked Asparagus
Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

40 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Prepare this Cheesy Baked Asparagus for a delicious vegetable side dish. Baked asparagus in a thick, velvety cheese coating is a recipe for success!
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10 servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings
2 Tbsp. butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
2 lb. fresh white asparagus spears, trimmed, blanched and cut into 2-1/2-inch lengths
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 425º F.
2
Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Whisk in flour; cook 2 min. Gradually whisk in milk until blended; cook on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cheese; cook 1 min. or until melted, stirring constantly.
3
Add asparagus; mix lightly. Spoon into 1-1/2 qt. casserole.
4
Bake 15 min. or until heated through and lightly browned.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Blanching Fresh Asparagus
To blanch fresh asparagus, add the spears to a large pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, then immediately plunge the asparagus into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When completely cool, drain and pat dry.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme before serving.
Tip 3
Substitute
Substitute 5 cups blanched small broccoli or cauliflower florets for the cooked asparagus.
Tip 4
Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Nutrition
Calories
110
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 7g
14%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
20%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
10 servings, 1/2 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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