A fresh twist on the holiday casserole my mom always made.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover pan and bring the water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet; cook and stir mushrooms and onion until the mushrooms have given off their liquid, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the asparagus, tossing vegetables just until hot. Remove from heat.

  • Mix saltine cracker crumbs, sharp Cheddar cheese, and black pepper together in a bowl; spread half the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Spoon the asparagus mixture over the crumb mixture.

  • Whisk the cream of mushroom soup and milk together in a bowl until smooth, and pour the soup mixture over the asparagus mixture.

  • Spread the remaining crumb-cheese mixture over the casserole and sprinkle with pecans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 21.2g 33% DV; cholesterol 21.4mg 7% DV; sodium 700mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
I made this for 20 guys at our Spring Turkey hunt and they loved it. I did take the onions and the peacans out because some of the girley man wont eat onions. I already passed it along to two of the guys EXCELLENT Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2018
I thought that this recipe called for too many crackers. I will make it again and used just half the crackers. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
I made this for 20 guys at our Spring Turkey hunt and they loved it. I did take the onions and the peacans out because some of the girley man wont eat onions. I already passed it along to two of the guys EXCELLENT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2013
I will make this one again! I added some cooked chicken meat for a complete meal. And had no leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
Served this at our Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. Followed the recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
Easy to put together Everyone loved it This is a keeper!. can't wait to try again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2016
4.25 A nice change for an asparagus side dish not too cheesy just the right amount of mushrooms and onions and not runny. Pecans on the top give it a unique taste experience. Would make a suitable accompaniment to beef chicken ham pork or fish or just by itself with another side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2017
I made this today for a Thanksgiving side dish. The only thing I did differently was use canned asparagus. My niece turned her cheek at the suggestion of trying some but after she heard all the compliments my niece decided to try and then she went back for MORE! I have never incorporated the cheese into the cracker crumbs and I love the texture and taste. The portobello mushrooms were a wonderful addition! And the pecans sprinkled on top made the dish just that more fantastic! This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2013
followed to a T was very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2017
Great side dish. I will fix it again. I used fresh asparagus and mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2016
I made this for Easter dinner - it was enjoyed by all. I didn't make any changes this first go around although I did have to bake it longer (40 min) before the cheese would melt on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2018
I thought that this recipe called for too many crackers. I will make it again and used just half the crackers. Read More
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