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!

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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