“Hug Your Soul” Asparagus Casserole

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Place a large saucepan of water over med-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add the asparagus and cook 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Drain the asparagus and arrange evenly in the prepared dish; set aside.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in the same saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour until smooth.
  • Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  • Gradually add the milk; whisk constantly until thick and bubbly, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in ½ cup of the cheese and the salt.
  • Blend well.
  • Pour over the asparagus and set aside.
  • Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and combine with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese, the breadcrumbs, and paprika.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the casserole.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Serve warm.