Asparagus Onion Casserole Recipe
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Asparagus Onion Casserole Recipe

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This vegetable dish goes great with just about any meal. I've prepared it ahead of time, then popped it in the oven so it's ready with the meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces or 2 packages (10 ounces each) asparagus cuts, thawed
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large skillet, saute asparagus and onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer to an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Reduce heat. Add the cream cheese, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Onion Casserole in Country April/May 2000, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I made it for Thanksgiving instead of the green bean casserole. Everyone loved it."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Very Good. I used lite margarine and cream cheese also. Best with fresh asparagus."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"great but modified by adding more asparagus and less onion ( guess its up to what you like)"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I would give this recipe 10 stars if i could. I loved it!!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"Made this for Mothers Day. Loved by everyone. A new favorite! I used sweet onions, and only baked until bread crumbs were brown so asparagus remained crisp tender."

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