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Classic Asparagus Au Gratin

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  Asparagus 1 Pound
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Crushed croutons 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus and cut into 1 inch slanting slices.
In a 1 1/2 quart casserole, place asparagus and water.
Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 6 to 7 minutes (stirring after 4 minutes) or until tender crisp.
Let stand, covered, for 1 minute.
With a slotted spoon, transfer asparagus to a paper towel, reserving juices; set asparagus aside.
Add butter to the reserved juices.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds.
Stir in green pepper and onion.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour, salt, and pepper; mix until blended.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute or until bubbly.
With a wire whip, beat in milk.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes (stirring after 1 minute) or until bubbly.
Stir in cheese, mixing until it is melted; then gently stir in asparagus.
Sprinkle with croutons.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 2 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1321 Calories from Fat 779

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g135.1%

Saturated Fat 56.4 g281.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 268.7 mg89.6%

Sodium 1778.5 mg74.1%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.8%

Dietary Fiber 15.4 g61.7%

Sugars 26.6 g

Protein 61 g122.2%

Vitamin A 208.6% Vitamin C 120.6%

Calcium 168.3% Iron 76%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Asparagus Au Gratin Recipe