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Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Greensboro, North Carolina

Crunchy-Topped Asparagus

Almonds add a nutty flavor to this Green Giant® Asparagus and ham dish that’s sprinkled with Progresso® Bread Crumbs - ready in 45 minutes. A perfect side for any meal!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups Hungry Jack® Mashed Potato Flakes
1 1/3 cups water
1/2
cup milk
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
(1.25 to 1.6-oz.) pkg. cheese sauce mix
1 1/4
to 1 1/2 cups milk
1
tablespoon oil, margarine or butter
1
cup finely chopped cooked ham
1
(15-oz.) can Green Giant® Extra Long Tender Green Asparagus Spears, drained
1/2
cup Progresso® Plain Bread Crumbs
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
Parsley

SAVE ON THIS RECIPE!

LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10x6-inch or 8-inch square (1 1/2-quart) glass baking dish. Prepare potatoes as directed on package using water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons margarine and salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, prepare cheese sauce with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 tablespoon oil as directed on package. Stir in ham.
  • 3 Spoon and spread mashed potatoes in greased baking dish. Top with asparagus spears. Spoon cheese sauce mixture over asparagus.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese and 2 tablespoons margarine; mix well. Sprinkle over mixture in baking dish.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 16 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish with parsley.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10x6-inch or 8-inch square (1 1/2-quart) glass baking dish. Prepare potatoes as directed on package using water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons margarine and salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, prepare cheese sauce with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 tablespoon oil as directed on package. Stir in ham.
  • 3 Spoon and spread mashed potatoes in greased baking dish. Top with asparagus spears. Spoon cheese sauce mixture over asparagus.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese and 2 tablespoons margarine; mix well. Sprinkle over mixture in baking dish.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 16 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish with parsley.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or spread almonds in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan; microwave on HIGH for 4 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
1090mg
1090%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.