Asparagus In The Round Recipe
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Asparagus In The Round Recipe

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I never have leftovers when I serve this attractive and deliciously creamy side dish. It's easy to prepare, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups cubed seasoned stuffing
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 266 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix with 1/2 cup butter or water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. In a saucepan, saute onion in remaining butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in asparagus and mushrooms. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus In The Round in Country April/May 2004, p49

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jamieheck 131351
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I thought this was excellent. I changed it a bit because it sounded like it lacked flavor. I sauted 3 T onion then added minced garlic clove other ingredients but instead of cream I added 1/2 c sour cream and about 3 T of cream cheese and a splash of milk. Also fresh mushrooms instead of canned. It was surprisingly good and everyone loved it."

trishaloo 56698
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"It was ok. Not good enough to go to all the trouble for a side dish though."

amj_baker 91779
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"This was pretty good. My husband said he liked it."

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