Asparagus Veggie Melts

Looking for a meatless dinner using Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf? Then try this cheesy asparagus and mushroom sandwich that's ready in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

6
oz. fresh asparagus spears
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard or brown mustard
1/4
teaspoon dried dill weed
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf, baked as directed on can and sliced in half lengthwise
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2
small red bell pepper, cut into thin rings
2
(1 1/2-oz.) slices reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Break or cut off tough ends of asparagus. In 12x8-inch (2-quart) microwave-safe dish, arrange spears with tips in center. Add water; cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.*
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and dill; mix well. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut side of each half of bread. Top each sandwich with mushrooms, cooked asparagus and bell pepper rings. Cut cheese into 1-inch-wide strips; arrange over peppers. Place on ungreased broiler pan or cookie sheet.
  • 3 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Break or cut off tough ends of asparagus. In 12x8-inch (2-quart) microwave-safe dish, arrange spears with tips in center. Add water; cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.*
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and dill; mix well. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut side of each half of bread. Top each sandwich with mushrooms, cooked asparagus and bell pepper rings. Cut cheese into 1-inch-wide strips; arrange over peppers. Place on ungreased broiler pan or cookie sheet.
  • 3 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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* To cook asparagus in steamer basket, arrange spears in basket in skillet; add water. Cover; steam 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from steamer; continue as directed above.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
1290mg
1290%;
Total Carbohydrate
82g
82%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.