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Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Recipe

Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 peel
  • 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 peel. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3741999 268684
Reviewed 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."

lafleur User ID: 2115534 207670
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I am only reviewing the sauce, nasty!"

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