Improvise! When fresh asparagus is not in season, substitute 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed. There’s no need to cook the frozen veggies.
The whipping cream and cheese mixture that tops this recipe forms a pretty golden brown and crispy topping. To “whip” up this topping in a flash, make sure that your cream is as cold as possible and chill the beaters and bowl for a few minutes in the freezer.