MY SISTER created this recipe and shared it with me. I always serve it on special holidays, particularly Easter.
My husband says he hates asparagus, but he loves this casserole. He doesn't know he's eating his "enemy vegetable"!
-Joyce Allison, Millsap, Texas
Cheesy Asparagus Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home
2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk or half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed potato chips
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 well; set aside.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 350°. In an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer half of the asparagus. Cover with half of the eggs, cheese and sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with potato chips.
Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30 minutes.