Flavorful Oniony Asparagus Recipe
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Flavorful Oniony Asparagus Recipe

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As a working mom with four children, I don't have much time to cook big meals during the week. But on Sundays, when I make a special meal, this is our favorite way to enjoy asparagus. —Kathy Mitchell, Tinley Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 68 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Place asparagus in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan or skillet over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add soup mix. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. Remove asparagus to a serving dish. Drizzle with butter mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Oniony Asparagus in Reminisce March/April 2005, p48

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