Asparagus With Cheese Sauce

Asparagus With Cheese Sauce created by PalatablePastime

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

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15mins
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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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"Quick and easy to make in the microwave. The sauce is absolutely luscious over the crisp spears."
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  1. Weewah
    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. <br/>I added a touch of garlic powder and freshly cracked pepper. Was very tasty!
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  2. Random Rachel
    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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  3. barefootmommawv
    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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  4. Krsi Sue
    I have a bamboo steamer that I cooked the asparagus in. The cheese sauce was delightful and my fresh asparagus from the garden loves you and your recipe. Thanks!
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  5. alanam_28
    This was not bad, but certainly not worth a high review. I'm not sure if asparagus goes well with cheddar cheese at all. It just didn't taste right to me. However, this is a nice simple sauce to trow together for some broccoli or cauliflower :)
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