Asparagus-Parmesan Bake

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Place the fresh asparagus in a pot of water; bring to a boil, and boil for about 3-4 minutes, plunge into ice water or very cold water then drain well.
  • Arrange the asparagus into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • In a saucepan melt butter oven medium heat; whisk in flour and cayenne until smooth, whisking constantly for 1 minute;.
  • Slowly add in half and half, whisking and cooking until thickened (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper; pour the cheese sauce evenly over the asparagus in the dish.
  • In a bowl stir the soft breadcrumbs with melted butter, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and paprika; toss to combine, then sprinkle evenly over the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes.
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