This recipe for asparagus lovers is easy to make but tastes gourmet! I was given this recipe by my stepmother.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Rinse asparagus and snap off woody stem ends. Dry asparagus and arrange in a single layer in a shallow baking dish (a nonstick jelly-roll pan works well). Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus and roll the spears to coat well. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.

  • Roast in oven for 7 to 14 minutes depending on the thickness of the spears (thin spears will take much less time than thick ones). When done, asparagus should still be crisp.

  • About 3 to 5 minutes before the asparagus are done, place chopped walnuts in a small pie tin and put into the oven alongside the asparagus. Watch so they don't burn!

  • Remove asparagus and walnuts from the oven. Divide asparagus among four luncheon plates. While asparagus are still hot, sprinkle them with the gorgonzola and the roasted walnuts.

  • Allow to cool slightly. Serve at room temperature for best flavor.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 22.7 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. 6.5 g carbohydrates; 9.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
This is fantastic and SO easy. Can be served hot or cold. I also tossed on dried cranberries for more color and to complement the gorganzola. SUPER recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2010
Not the best recipe for asparagus I have ever had. I think I will go back to the old recipes I have. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
This is fantastic and SO easy. Can be served hot or cold. I also tossed on dried cranberries for more color and to complement the gorganzola. SUPER recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
This is fantastic and SO easy. Can be served hot or cold. I also tossed on dried cranberries for more color and to complement the gorganzola. SUPER recipe!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
Great recipe. Had guests over and wanted something a little different for our veggie dish. I didn't use any salt but added balsamic vinegar to the dish. People were fighting over the last of the asparagus. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
This was great! Used pecans instead (because I thought we had walnut but didn't) and it still was very good! Definitely recommend Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2007
This is so delicious and easy. I did exchange the gorgonzola with romano. I made this as side dish to take to a friend. It makes a great take along since it can be served room temperature. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
What a classy mix of flavors. I couldn't get enough. Gorgonzola can be a bit overpowering so I just lightly sprinkled it as well as the walnuts over the asparagus as a garnish. I didn't even begin to use 1/2 c. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
Fantastic! I had only one recipe that I really liked for asparagus but this one actually topped that one! Like the idea of dried cranberries I'll try that next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
Excellent taste - very nice flavour - we marinated in the olive oil and salt for 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
Very good. I used pecans and goat cheese because that is what I had. Will make this again and maybe even add to the holiday table! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
Loved it and so did my husband. I would'nt change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2010
Not the best recipe for asparagus I have ever had. I think I will go back to the old recipes I have. Read More
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