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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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