My husband is an avowed vegetable hater, but I have no trouble getting him to eat this easy to prepare dish. Good for company too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still crisp, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and place in a shallow baking dish.

  • Lay cheese slices over asparagus. In a small bowl combine melted butter, bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Sprinkle over cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.

  • Increase oven to broil. Broil just until breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

647 calories; protein 31.9g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 51.5g; cholesterol 155.5mg; sodium 982.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2005
This recipe is heavy on the brie and crumb topping. I used only a quarter wheel of brie and it would have been plenty for 2 bunches of asparagus. Cook it a little longer to melt the brie completely and get a nice crust on the topping. I would definately use 2 bunches of asparagus next time, or halve the amount of topping, quarter the amount of brie if you are using the recipe verbatim. If you love brie, this is a fantastic way of enjoying it with asparagus! Read More
(32)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Save yourself the trouble and have steamed asparagus with butter. blech! Read More
(19)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2005
This recipe is heavy on the brie and crumb topping. I used only a quarter wheel of brie and it would have been plenty for 2 bunches of asparagus. Cook it a little longer to melt the brie completely and get a nice crust on the topping. I would definately use 2 bunches of asparagus next time, or halve the amount of topping, quarter the amount of brie if you are using the recipe verbatim. If you love brie, this is a fantastic way of enjoying it with asparagus! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
This dish was wonderful! It won over my veggie-hater husband too. I substituted slivered almonds for the sesame seeds, which also turned out really well. I know what I am bringing to the family Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the great recipe Vicki! Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2006
Definitely a good side dish although the recipe calls for WAY TOO MUCH cheese and bread topping. I followed the advice of reviewers and cut the cheese and topping in half but next time I make the dish I'll only use a quarter of what's called for in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Save yourself the trouble and have steamed asparagus with butter. blech! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
I thought it was a delicious and decadent combination with that "special occasion look " but my husband would have preferred melted cheddar or white sauce. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I made this with white asaparagus...It was a big hit! It was the only dish not left-over the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Delish! I did use some of the suggestions: I only used 4 oz of Brie and only 4 Tb of butter with the about the same amount of breadcrumbs. This was absolutely to die for and I can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I loved this! Easy to make good blend of flavors...wow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
Frist off let me say I couldn't find Asparagus the store was sold out! I substituted Purple Cauliflower and it was excellent. The sesame seeds add such great flavor. This dish is so simple yet great enough for a company dinner. I served it on Easter and everyone loved it. Great recipe thanks! Read More
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