Asparagus Bake Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 4 hard-cooked eggs, diced
- 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- Dry bread crumbs
- 1. Cook asparagus in boiling water until nearly tender; drain and set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from the heat. Place half of the asparagus in a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the white sauce, eggs, pimientos and cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving (4 ounces) equals 221 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.
Reviews for Asparagus Bake
"I added bacon to this and had only the egg whites and this turned out good."
"I didn't know to discard the woody ends of the asparagus, but that part aside it was pretty good. I've never really made asparagus before and found it tastes similar to green beans. I think this would also be good with bacon bits in it."