Thanksgiving Asparagus Casserole

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

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded sharp New York Cheddar cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans asparagus spears, drained

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) package blanched slivered almonds

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
19g Fat
11g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 763mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.