Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin (Easy Asparagus Recipe!)

Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin is a delicious side dish perfect for holidays or any weeknight meal! Asparagus under a creamy blanket of a blend of cheeses. What could be better than cheesy asparagus?! This easy asparagus recipe just too good not to try!

Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

Three Cheese Asaparagus

Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin is one of my fave veggie side dishes. This easy asparagus recipe is so cheesy, I never get tired of eating it!

Raise your hand if you love cheese. Like…LOVE CHEESE. For me, it doesn’t get better than an easy, cheesy recipe. Pat keeps trying to tone down my cheesiness (in more ways than one), but I’ll never give it up. Give me ALL of the cheese please!

I like my vegetables best when covered in a blanket of cheese, so this Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin is truly my kind of side dish. A blend of cheeses melted onto asparagus…it tastes amazing and it couldn’t be easier to make. This is what I want on my Thanksgiving table, served along all of my other favorite holiday recipes. But it’s just as good for a simple weeknight dinner, and it makes one delicious appetizer too. There’s never a bad time for cheesy asparagus!

If you need a good veggie side dish, look no further than Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin. It’s simple, it’s tasty, and it’s got everything you need. A nice balance of healthy vegetables and…less than healthy (but well worth it) amounts of cheese!

This Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin is the perfect side dish for holidays or weeknight dinners. This easy, cheesy asparagus makes a tasty appetizer too!


Asparagus covered in cheese, on a baking tray

A baking tray lined with cheesy asparagus

Cheesy Asparagus Recipe

I’m kind of jealous of this asparagus, sitting pretty under the perfect cheese blanket. That looks like a good place to be…I’m a little bit obsessed with this cheesy asparagus recipe. It’s so warm, so delicious, so full of flavor…Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin really is the perfect side dish. I’d eat this with anything and everything, for ever meal imaginable. I’m going to use girl code and assume that because it’s an asparagus recipe…it’s healthy. Right? Well in any case, it’s yummy. You’re going to love it!

More Easy Asparagus Recipes

Apart from how much I love the cheese in this recipe, I also love just how easy it is. This Three Cheese Asparagus recipe will be on my Thanksgiving table, I guarantee that! It’s made in minutes, totally fool-proof, and sure to please.

Asparagus isn’t my go-to veggie for meals, but every time I make it, I start thinking of more ways to use it. Some of my favorite easy asparagus recipes are my Grilled Lemon Butter Asparagus and Sauteed Asparagus with Pancetta…yum! Plus this salmon and asparagus recipe is so perfect as an easy all-in-one meal.

Easy asparagus recipe covered in cheese

Three Cheese Asparagus on a baking sheet

How to Make Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

How easy is this recipe? Cook the asparagus in a skillet, throw it on a baking sheet, cover it in loads of cheese, and broil it to make it all melty. That’s the gist of it, which means it’s simple enough to make pretty much any time. We’ve got mozzarella, asiago, and parmesan mixed together on top of the asparagus, and it brings so much flavor. It’s literally a blanket of cheese, and I couldn’t be more happy about it.

I love this easy side dish recipe for Thanksgiving, because there’s never enough time for everything. Having simple recipes that can just be thrown together without much hassle are exactly what you need. But I also love making this three cheese asparagus gratin for simple dinners or fun appetizers. You can’t go wrong with this veggie dish!

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Cheesy asparagus side dish

We made this cheesy asparagus last Thanksgiving and my Father in Law had asparagus (and actually loved it!) for the first time. What a success! Any day I can get someone to try a new veggie is a good day. Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin for the WIN! (If anyone manufactures a cheese blanket for humans…let me know! I’ll invest!)

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin. Enjoy!

If you like this easy asparagus recipe, try these other delicious vegetable dishes too:

4 from 2 votes
Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin is a delicious side dish perfect for holidays or any weeknight meal! Asparagus under a creamy blanket of a blend of cheeses. What could be better than cheesy asparagus?! This easy asparagus recipe just too good not to try!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
  • 2 pounds thin asparagus rinsed with ends cut off
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Garlic Pepper or regular pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish optional
  1. Preheat the broiler on your oven. Place the rack on the top rung.
  2. In a large skillet, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Toss in asparagus and cook covered for 4 minutes or until fork tender. Remove asparagus and place on a nonstick baking sheet (or pre-sprayed baking sheet), in a long row. Season with sea salt and garlic pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Pour 1 cup asparagus water from the skillet into a measuring cup and discard the rest.
  4. In the same skillet, now empty, heat 2 tablespoons salted butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combine, about 1 minute.
  5. Pour the asparagus water into the skillet and combine using a whisk until a thick sauce forms. About 4 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and stir in the parmesan, asiago, and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Stir until creamy and fully melted.
  7. Pour the cheese sauce over the center of the asparagus. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.
  8. Broil for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch this step carefully to not overcook.
  9. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 587mg 24%
Potassium 513mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 44.7%
Vitamin C 15.4%
Calcium 45.3%
Iron 29.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe inspired and adapted from a great staple recipe on Apron Appeal! Be sure to check out the awesome original!

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Ooh yummy. I adore asparagus and loading with cheese, well it couldn't get any better. Thanks for a delicious recipe. Sammie.
My husband hates asparagus but I think he will love it with all these cheeses!! He didn't like broccoli either and I put some parmesan cheese on it and now he can't get enough.
nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
I have no less than six different cheeses in my cheese drawer right this very minute. I literally could not live without it! I'll eat veggies plain, I love them as well, but slathering them with cheese makes them a hundred times better...
Michelle | A Latte Food
That cheese though! This looks seriously amazing!
Katerina @ Diethood
My favorite vegetable topped with cheeeeeese!!! All my food dreams in one! LOVES IT!
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles
I'm raising my hand! REALLY high! I love cheese and I love asparagus. I'm pinning and sharing this for sure. It looks absolutely divine!!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Look at that fluffy and comfy cheese blanket. I am a huge sucker for asparagus, this looks amazing!
Mary Ann | The Beach House KItchen
This looks like the perfect vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving Becky! Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and a gratin is always a winner!!
Jett Whitfield
Yummy! Gotta try this!
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
My hand is definitely raised!! I love cheese, and probably a little too much! And these cheesy asparagus look like they would be awesome!! Love!
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