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Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

Nothing says "spring" like a fresh crop of young asparagus. And this recipe superbly ushers in this wonderful season. The delicate cheese sauce and assorted seasonings nicely complement the tender stalks without being overwhelming.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, bring water and salt to a boil; add the asparagus. Cover and cook over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm. In the same skillet over low heat, stir cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in dill, garlic salt and pepper. Pour over asparagus. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 107 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.