Asparagus Fish Bake Recipe
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Asparagus Fish Bake Recipe

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“I love fresh spring asparagus and cheese,“ writes Joan Fredericks from Bloomington, Minnesota, “so when I found this scrumptious recipe combining both ingredients with fish, it soon became one of my favorites.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 6 medium fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound cod, haddock or orange roughy fillets
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltines (about 7 crackers)
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 325 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. Place the asparagus in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain and place in a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with fish; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Pour over fish.
  3. Melt remaining butter; stir in crackers and parsley. Sprinkle over cheese sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Fish Bake in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p22

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 62807
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Absolutely Delicious will definitely make this again! Great Flavor."

rurbanmomma User ID: 6023946 68019
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"This recipe turned out great! My husband and 14 month old gobbled it down, and neither one of them is a real fish eater. The fish was very tender and moist. The flavors of the asparagus and the fish worked well together. Will definitely be making again!"

pammarie77 User ID: 5140730 207693
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Made it using cod and turned out beautifully. Would definitely make again!"

barbwirevt User ID: 5912761 87099
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"I prepared the recipe as directed. The haddock was a bit bland and I didn't care for the asparagus cooked that way. Possibly I would try it again but cook the asparagus separately in the oven just roasted with oil and salt and pepper."

ChefTibbles User ID: 5088054 161483
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Very easy and tasty. I used Tilapia filets"

roussy User ID: 4419972 108404
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Thought it was very good! The Asparagus really makes the dish!!"

Lorraine1953 User ID: 4409262 161479
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"I tryed this dish tonight and hubby really liked it, will make again."

James_and_Cassie User ID: 3843296 62806
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"this dish sounds delicious, i wonder how it would taste with a hollandaise sauce instead of cheese sauce."

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