Cheesy Asparagus Bites Recipe

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Cheesy Asparagus Bites Recipe
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Cheesy Asparagus Bites Recipe

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When I managed a cafeteria, I would cook up different snacks for the staff. These tiny squares with big asparagus flavor never lasted long and prompted lots of recipe requests. —Lois McAtee, Oceanside, California
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions

In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Combine cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Stir in the onion mixture and eggs.
Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain well.
Stir into cheese mixture. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into small squares; serve warm. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cheesy Asparagus Bites in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p27

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 77 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  1. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Combine cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Stir in the onion mixture and eggs.
  2. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain well.
  3. Stir into cheese mixture. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into small squares; serve warm. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cheesy Asparagus Bites in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p27

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GailGarton User ID: 1090552 43195
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This is a great recipe but I have no idea how anyone could get 5 doz. out of it.

Gail"

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joyces10 User ID: 808134 44878
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"These were a great hit! easy to make and delicious. I will make this again and again.

Joyce St. Cyr - Plymouth, Mn"

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