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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

This cheesy baked asparagus is an ideal fresh asparagus recipe with a rich, creamy sauce and cashews. It's a favorite vegetable dish that is easy to prepare. —Jerry Gulley, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Cheesy Baked Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange asparagus in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; add cream, salt and pepper. Top with mozzarella, cashews and Parmesan cheese. Bake until asparagus is tender and cheese is melted and golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Transfer dish to wire cooling rack; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Cheesy Baked Asparagus Tips

How far up should you trim the asparagus?

If you’re unsure how much of the end to trim off, let the stalk tell you. Gently bend the asparagus—you’ll be able to feel where it wants to break. Snap off the stalk end as far down as you easily can. To work in bulk, use a chef’s knife to slice off about an inch of the tough, white-colored ends. Find other expert tips for cooking the perfect asparagus.

What can you serve with cheesy baked asparagus?

Serve this baked asparagus with a protein, such as ham, and a starch, such as potatoes, for a well-rounded meal. For a special touch, pair with a nice wine.

How do you store cheesy baked asparagus?

Store this prepared asparagus dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Here’s how long other types of leftovers last.

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 261 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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