Almond-Parmesan Asparagus

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 8 servings

Ingredients

2
tablespoons sliced almonds
2
teaspoons butter or margarine
2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup half-and-half
1/8
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Dash ground nutmeg, if desired
2
lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/2
cup chopped yellow bell pepper (1/2 medium)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

Directions

  1. 1 In 8-inch skillet, cook almonds over medium-low heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  2. 2 In same skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. With wire whisk, stir in flour until blended. Stir in half-and-half, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  3. 3 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, place asparagus; add 1/2 cup water. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Cook uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, adding bell pepper during last minute of cooking; drain.
  4. 4 On large serving platter, arrange asparagus and bell pepper. Spoon sauce over top; sprinkle with cheese and almonds.

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