Roasted Asparagus with Smoky Gouda Cheese Sauce


This side dish comes together quickly making it perfect for a weeknight but also fancy enough to serve to guests with a holiday meal. The smoked gouda lends a rich flavor that pairs nicely with the asparagus. The sauce would also be great on roasted broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 8 ounces shredded Gouda cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place asparagus on a large baking sheet in one layer and season with salt. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, about 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, for the cheese sauce melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth and golden, about 2 minutes. Add half and half, mustard powder, and paprika; whisk for an additional 2 minutes. Add smoked Gouda cheese and whisk until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer asparagus to a serving tray and spoon cheese sauce on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
29g Fat
9g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 782mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 478mg 37%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* 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.

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