Baked Asparagus With Almond Cheese Sauce
|Asparagus||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Soft bread cubes||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Shredded sharp cheddar cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Toasted slivered almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Wash and trim asparagus and cook in boiling salted water until tender.
Drain; arrange in 9-inch piepan or other greased small shallow baking dish.
Melt butter in saucepan and add 2 tablespoons to bread cubes, mixing well to coat.
Blend flour into remainder.
Add milk and cook, stirring, until smooth and thickened.
Stir in cheese, almonds, and salt and pepper to taste.
Pour over asparagus and sprinkle with bread cubes.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) about 20 minutes
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1632 Calories from Fat 1092
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 121 g186.6%
Saturated Fat 55.4 g277.1%
Trans Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 259.4 mg86.5%
Sodium 1481 mg61.7%
Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%
Dietary Fiber 22.3 g89.3%
Sugars 29.1 g
Protein 67 g134.1%
Vitamin A 161.7% Vitamin C 63.5%
Calcium 135.7% Iron 105.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet