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Thanksgiving Asparagus Casserole

michellej

"Asparagus, Cheddar cheese, and slivered almonds combine to create a very elegant side dish for Thanksgiving!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 252 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk the milk into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the Cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Line the prepared baking dish with half of the asparagus spears. Pour in half of the cheese sauce, top with the remaining asparagus spears, then pour on the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the asparagus is hot and the sauce is golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 252 calories; 19.1 g fat; 10.7 g carbohydrates; 11.6 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 763 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe was good. I used fresh asparagus, used 1/2 cup sharp cheese, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. I had to bake it longer than 20 mins, about 35 mins. It was very rich tasting, I would eve...

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I substituted bacon bits for slivered almonds and used fresh asparagus. I cooked the dish for an extra 15 minutes, covering with foil for 12 minutes, to make sure the asparagus was cooked. Ten...

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This recipe was good. I used fresh asparagus, used 1/2 cup sharp cheese, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. I had to bake it longer than 20 mins, about 35 mins. It was very rich tasting, I would eve...

I substituted bacon bits for slivered almonds and used fresh asparagus. I cooked the dish for an extra 15 minutes, covering with foil for 12 minutes, to make sure the asparagus was cooked. Ten...

I did modify this slightly by using fresh asparagus (I can't stand this particular veggie from a can) and it was all right. The cheese sauce came out a little thicker than I would have liked alt...

This was a crowd pleaser I was asked to bring a vege to 'Friendsgiving' then the host's husband ask for asparagus. I have only grilled or roasted asparagus butbi thought try this way. I used fre...

Just a so-so side dish for us. Couldn’t ever get anyone to eat up the leftovers. Wouldn’t make it again, just because it wasn’t fantastic.

Disgusting. I really had high hopes. I used extra cheese because I love cheese but it didn't help. The sauce it's awful and the use of canned asparagus was awful.