Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 273
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
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!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler on your oven. Place the rack on the top rung.
  • 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.
  • Pour 1 cup asparagus water from the skillet into a measuring cup and discard the rest.
  • In the same skillet, now empty, heat 2 tablespoons salted butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combine, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the asparagus water into the skillet and combine using a whisk until a thick sauce forms. About 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the parmesan, asiago, and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Stir until creamy and fully melted.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the center of the asparagus. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.
  • Broil for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch this step carefully to not overcook.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2235IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 453mg | Iron: 5.3mg