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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. Serve with brunch or as a weeknight dinner side. ...MORE+ LESS-

Aaron Hutcherson Aaron Hutcherson
March 14, 2017

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving to add a nice brightness to the vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
450
% Daily Value
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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