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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

This cheesy baked asparagus is a decedent side loaded with melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese oozing between tender stalks of asparagus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 189kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus (woody ends trimmed)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 shakes red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place trimmed asparagus in a small baking dish and dust liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Add milk to softened cream cheese in small splashes, mixing to incorporate with each splash.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over asparagus.
  • Top with enough Mozzarella and Parmesan to cover.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Take the asparagus out of the oven, let cool slightly, and serve.

Notes

The crushed red peppers can be sprinkled on top or mixed in with the cream cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1389IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3mg