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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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

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

rurbanmomma 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 207693
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

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

barbwirevt 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 161483
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Very easy and tasty. I used Tilapia filets"

roussy 108404
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

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

Lorraine1953 161479
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

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

James_and_Cassie 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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