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Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

We didn’t have an oven or stove in our first years of marriage, so we relied heavily on our microwave. This side of asparagus in a creamy lemon sauce was always a favorite. Garnished with fresh lemon wedges, it’s a pretty addition to any menu. –Janice Gerbitz, Woodland, California


  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (2-inch pieces)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Place asparagus and water chestnuts in a shallow microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 in. of water. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; drain and keep warm.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream cheese, water, milk and lemon zest. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Pour over asparagus mixture; sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jun 29, 2017

    I did not care for this at all. I'm thinking there must be an error; there is no way this can be a contest winner as written.

  • julieharter
    Mar 18, 2013

    No comment left

  • lafleur
    Sep 25, 2010

    I am only reviewing the sauce, nasty!