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Sweet Onion Blossom

 Sweet Onion Blossom
"Using fresh asparagus from my garden, I created this side dish for lunch one day...and was delighted by the unusual combination of colors and flavors," says Judy Stratton of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.
1 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 65 min.


  • 1 small Vidalia or sweet onion, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


  • Place onion on a cutting board; cut a thin slice from top. Place
  • onion, root end down, make 1/4-in. cuts to within 1 in. of bottom.
  • Repeat cuts in opposite direction, forming a grid pattern. Place in
  • an ungreased 2-cup baking dish. Top with 1 teaspoon butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until tender (cover
  • with foil if top browns too quickly). Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 3-4
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms in remaining butter
  • until tender; keep warm. Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place
  • in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam
  • for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place onion on a serving
  • plate; spoon mushrooms and asparagus around onion. Yield: 1 serving.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 223 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.