If you love casseroles, but you need to avoid gluten or dairy, try this recipe! Nutritional yeast gives it a cheese-like flavor, and gluten-free bread crumbs combine with some crunchy favorites to give your fresh asparagus some flavor and texture.


Recipe Summary

40 mins
55 mins
15 mins
1 7x11-inch casserole


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast in a bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the bread crumb mixture on the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with asparagus spears and season lightly with salt. Reserve remaining bread crumbs for the topping.

  • Combine raw cashews, chicken broth, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a small food processor or blender. Blend at medium-high speed until mixture is smooth, about 3 minutes. Add egg white and blend at medium-high speed for 1 more minute.

  • Spread blended contents evenly over the asparagus spears, and top with bacon, sliced almonds, and reserved bread crumbs. Drizzle melted margarine over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on the center rack until top is lightly browned and casserole has set, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also use crumbled bacon instead of bacon bits.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 249mg. Full Nutrition