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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Cheesy Baked Asparagus
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
Perfectly tender asparagus and creamy cheese sauce combine to make this tasty side dish. This cheesy asparagus takes only 5 minutes of prep time before you're serving it up with brunch or as a weeknight dinner side. Asparagus with cheese can turn any veggie skeptic into a veggie lover.
Updated December 23, 2020

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 2 bunches (2 lb) fresh asparagus spears, woody ends removed
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Bread Crumbs Plain
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix 1 jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce and 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz). Have ready 2 bunches (2 lb) fresh asparagus spears, woody ends removed.
  • 3
    In baking dish, place one-third of the asparagus spears in single layer, and top with one-third of the sauce mixture; repeat twice to use up.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle over top of asparagus.
  • 5
    Cover; bake about 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Uncover; increase oven temperature to 450°F, and bake about 10 minutes longer or until bread crumbs are golden.

  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving to add a nice brightness to Cheesy Baked Asparagus.
  • Asparagus and cheese go great together but if you're looking for a more complete meal try our recipe for Salmon and Asparagus Sheet-Pan Dinner.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
450
Total Fat
50g
77%
Saturated Fat
27g
137%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
780mg
33%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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