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old fashioned asparagus casserole

Easy Asparagus Casserole


  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x

Description

Easy, cheesy asparagus casserole comes together in just a few steps and is the perfect make-ahead side dish. Seriously the best!


Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 15 Ritz crackers or similar, crushed

Instructions

  1. Place the asparagus, mayo, and cheese together in a large bowl.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add the onion with a drizzle of oil. Saute the onion for about 5 minutes until soft and slightly browned. Sprinkle the garlic and flour all over the onion mixture. Stir to create a roux and let the flour cook for a minute or two.
  3. Very slowly pour the milk into the skillet, stirring as you go to incorporate the milk into the flour mixture. Let the milk sauce come to a bubble. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. When the milk sauce is slightly thick, pour it into the bowl with the asparagus and other ingredients. Stir to mix everything together, and pour the mixture into a baking dish, 9x13 or similar. Sprinkle the crushed crackers over the casserole.
  5. Bake the asparagus casserole at 375F for 40-50 minutes or until the asparagus is just tender and the cheese is bubbly. Broil the top for one minute if you'd like to brown the crackers.
  6. Serve. Eat. Enjoy!

Notes

Make this in advance up to the baking step, it will keep in the fridge for 3 days or so. Then bake right before eating.

To make this gluten free, skip the flour and instead whisk 2 teaspoons cornstarch into the milk mixture BEFORE streaming it into the onion skillet. Stream in the milk/cornstarch mixture, and proceed with the rest of the recipe. Swap the crackers for a gluten free cracker or crushed chip of your choice.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: asparagus casserole, thanksgiving side dishes, recipes with asparagus, asparagus casserole recipes

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