Asparagus Lasagna

Recipe by MMers
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bend asparagus spears gently to snap off tough end.
  • Cut tender parts into 1" pieces.
  • Wash under cold running water.
  • Shake off excess water and place in microwaveable container.
  • Microwave on HI for 3 minutes (alternately, cook in boiling water for 3 minutes).
  • Drain and rinse under cold water, drain again.
  • Set aside 1 1/2 cups asparagus tips.
  • In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Gradually whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in milk and stirring constantly, cook for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cream cheese, lemon rind, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles in boiling water until tender (about 10 minutes).
  • Place 3 noodles in a 13x9 baking dish.
  • Spread with one cup sauce, then 1/4 of the asparagus (not including reserved tips), then 1/4 of the mozzarella.
  • Repeat layers 3 more times then top with final layer of noodles and sauce.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until bubbling and golden.
  • Sprinkle reserved asparagus tips over top.
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
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