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    Asparagus With Cheese Sauce

    Asparagus With Cheese Sauce. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Quick and easy to make in the microwave. The sauce is absolutely luscious over the crisp spears.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large micro-wave safe glass bowl, heat butter about 50 seconds on high, or until melted.
    2. 2
      Whisk in the 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 cup of heated milk.
    3. 3
      Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
    4. 4
      Place in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes, pausing to whisk thoroughly every 30 seconds.
    5. 5
      Season to taste with salt and whisk again.
    6. 6
      Set cheese sauce aside.
    7. 7
      Bend asparagus until they break at a natural point; discard ends.
    8. 8
      Place asparagus spears in a microwavable glass covered dish, with half the spears going one way, and half the spears going the other way.
    9. 9
      Add 1/4 cup water to the dish.
    10. 10
      Cook, covered, for 6-7 minutes on high, pausing to turn dish every 2 minutes and checking asparagus for doneness.
    11. 11
      Reheat sauce for 1 minute on high before adding to asparagus, if necessary (you may not need all the sauce).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2011

      45

      A flavorful sauce (I used cheedar-jack cheese), but I didn't like the slightly grainy texture from the roux. I think I would rather use cornstarch stirred into cool milk, and just make it on the stovetop next time and get that silkier texture. I did not have any problems with thickening like another reviewer commented on. When I stirred in the hot milk, it thickened beautifully and immediately.
      I added a touch of garlic powder and freshly cracked pepper. Was very tasty!

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    • on March 23, 2009

      55

      I didn't make the sauce, just the asparagus (though the sauce does sound good!) I used a pyrex loaf pan, and found the asparagus was crisp tender in 4.5 minutes. :-) TFS!

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    • on February 16, 2008

      55

      This was so easy to make. Very tasty. And I loved the fact that there was extra cheese sauce. We drizzled it over our baked potatoes. I will be making this again. Thanks for such an easy and wonderful recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus With Cheese Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (286 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 485.9
     
    Calories from Fat 317
    65%
    Total Fat 35.2 g
    54%
    Saturated Fat 22.1 g
    110%
    Cholesterol 106.9 mg
    35%
    Sodium 1125.3 mg
    46%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    19%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    13%
    Protein 24.4 g
    48%

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