Baked Asparagus with Cheese Sauce


This asparagus blanketed in cheese sauce is baked to tender perfection. A side dish that is simple enough for a busy weeknight meal yet special enough to serve to company.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


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

  2. Arrange asparagus spears in a shallow baking dish.

  3. Whisk together half-and-half, cornstarch, Italian seasoning, ground mustard, red pepper flakes, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Pour mixture over asparagus and swirl the dish so that liquid coats the bottom of the dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until asparagus is soft and cheese sauce starts to bubble, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* 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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