Mrs Bice's Asparagus Casserole

"Mrs. Bice was a member of my grandparent's church when I was growing up. I remember this casserole from the funeral lunches the UMW would prepare for the family before or after the service. Mrs. Bice's original recipe calls for 3 cans of asparagus spears, but I prefer fresh or high quality frozen cooked. You need enough to cover the bottom of your pan completely. Asparagus lovers like me say "the more the better!" This was always served as a side dish, but I often make it as a meatless main dish."
 
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Mrs Bice's Asparagus Casserole created by loof751
Ready In:
1hr 25mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
6-8 as a side dish
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directions

  • Steam or cook asparagus as desired. I always leave the spears whole, but it may be easier for serving to cut them in half.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs in bottom of prepared 13"x9" casserole.
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese over crumbs.
  • Layer all asparagus over cheese.
  • Sprinkle chopped eggs over asparagus.
  • Prepare cream sauce:.
  • Blend flour and butter over medium heat until it makes a paste.
  • Add liquid, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly and thick, adding more liquid as needed.
  • Spread cream sauce over eggs.
  • On top of sauce, sprinkle pimento, remainder of cheese, topping with remaining Ritz cracker crumbs.
  • Bake at 350 about 40 minutes until bubbly and cheese is turning light brown.

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  1. Starla K.
    I have searched all morning for my mothers asparagus casserole recipe. This is as close as I could find. All others like this one called for either red bell pepper or pimento pepper. Suddenly I realized Mother probably didn't have either red bell or pimento so she just cut up pimento stuffed olives instead since that was all she had. LOL!!! I'll make this this way for Thanksgiving but maybe next time I'll do what she did in her honor. God bless my sweet Mother!
     
  2. pamela t.
    I used frozen asparagus and did the recipe as written but next time I would cut the spears up, making it easier to cut and to eat. The flavor of the white sauce left a lot to be desired. I think I would just add cream of asparagus soup or cream of mushroom soup in place of the white sauce. I will make again with that in mind. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. loof751
    Boy this casserole was great!! I halved the recipe; I steamed the asparagus and used some minced red pepper instead of the pimentos as that's what I had on hand. The made a rich and tasty casserole that I will definitely make again - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Top Favorites of 2009 event
     
  5. sunflowerseed
    This is an excellent casserole! I made exactly as written, except for adding pimentos (I didn't have any!). My family loved and and we can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow. Thanks for submitting!
     

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