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Asparagus In The Round

 Asparagus In The Round
I never have leftovers when I serve this attractive and deliciously creamy side dish. It's easy to prepare, too.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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