Asparagi Alla Parmigiana (Italian Asparagus Gratin)

Recipe by AZPARZYCH
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Butter a shallow gratin or baking dish that is just large enough to hold the asparagus.
  • Place a layer of asparagus in the dish, with the tips all facing the same direction. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and some of the cheese Keep adding layers until all asparagus and all cheese is used, finishing with the cheese.
  • Dot the top of the dish with the pieces of butter and place the dish on the top rack of the oven.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the asparagus is cooked through and beginning to brown and the cheese is melted.
  • *Variations.
  • Instead of the butter use olive oil or half butter and half olive oil.
  • Use half Parmesan and half shredded fontina cheese for a creamier gratin.
  • Layer a couple of slices of prosciutto in with the asparagus if you like.
  • Sprinkle with a little lemon zest for added zing.
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