April 20, 2010

Asparagus Onion Casserole



...with a little cheese please

Vegetables seem to be the thing this week as I find myself wanting to share with you this tasty casserole dish that is simple to make and one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.

You may not be able to see it, but hidden beneath all that luscious sauce is tender bites of asparagus. The sauce with the relish of onion and cheese is just perfect. Not to mention the texture of the topping is another pleasure. Enjoy!

Asparagus Onion Casserole
4-6 servings
 
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 small spring onions, sliced
5 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup soft bread crumbs
    In a skillet, sauté the asparagus and onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to an un-greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.

    In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cream cheese, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Pour over the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

    Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle with casserole.
    Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

    12 comments :

    1. love asparagus with garlic lol lovely dish....sounds wonderful

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    2. That looks simple and easy to make and sounds delicious. Love the topping.

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    3. Oh how fantastic. I love this dish!

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    4. This looks delicious. Definitely something like somebody's mom would have made...mine didn't cook!

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    5. What a timely casserole. Asparagus is still very inexpensive, and not available for much of the year, so I buy it while I can. Looks delicious!

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    6. Excellent recipe with asparagus, I love the cheese on top!

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    7. Yummmy! My household adores casseroles and this is a recipe I'd like to try, as veggie dishes are always good alone and or along side a meat main.
      Thanks for sharing, LA.

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    8. Eating your vegetables every day is always a good thing! This appears to be a great way to enjoy them too!

      Bon appetite!
      CCR
      =:~)

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    9. Hummm...I don't think I've ever seen cream cheese in a quiche-like casserole before.

      It looks good (in fact I can almost imagine how good it tastes) but I don't think I'll be able to get to making it anytime soon...

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    10. what a great casserole--very kid friendly..love the addition of cream cheese

      sweetlife

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    11. Damn! Now I have to wait for asparagus season

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    12. This is brilliant. Another one for my “blog buddy file” to try this month.

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