Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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!
- 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
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!
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