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Parmesan Asparagus

 Parmesan Asparagus
Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. With just four ingredients, I assemble it in no time, then pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes. It turns out perfect every time. —Mary Ann Marino, West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus;
  • cover and boil for 3 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain.
  • Arrange asparagus in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle
  • with butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (6 ounces) equals 107 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.