Asparagus Crab Au Gratin

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

The whole family enjoys this. Adapted from Quick Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place asparagus in a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  2. Top with crab and cheese and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  4. Stir in flour until smooth.
  5. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  7. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice.
  9. Pour over asparagus.
  10. Melt remaining butter and toss with bread crumbs.
  11. Sprinkle over top.
  12. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a very tasty recipe. So quick and easy. Thanks for posting.

5 5

I made a few changes. I started with fresh crabmeat and fresh asparagus. I added a sauted red pepper and 3 scallions. I added 1/2 cup of dry sherry to the white sauce and I topped it with buttered Ritz cracker crumbs. It was absolutely delicious. The 2 of us almost finished the whole casserole.

5 5

I made this for the "Cooking from the Pantry Challenge" and it was a great success. I made just a few minor changes to suit what I had on hand. I added 1/2 C of fresh scallops that I needed to use up and added about 1/4 C of swiss cheese on top of the cheddar that the recipe called for. I also added about 1/4 tsp of garlic powder to the roux before adding the milk in. An excellent dish that I will be sure to make again. Thanks for the recipe!