Asparagus With Cheese Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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