Hazelnut Parmesan Asparagus

Hazelnut Parmesan Asparagus

Need a spectacular way to serve fresh asparagus? Try this version with fresh Parmesan, mushrooms, basil and toasted hazelnuts--mmm.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

2
cups water
2
pounds asparagus spears
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms (3 cups)
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts)
  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat water to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside.
  2. In same skillet, melt margarine over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are light brown.
  3. Stir asparagus, basil, salt and pepper into mushrooms until vegetables are coated with seasonings and asparagus is heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and hazelnuts.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Simplify
Use 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen asparagus spears instead of the fresh asparagus. Cook asparagus as directed on package.
How-To
For 12 servings, use 4 cups water, 3 pounds asparagus, 3 tablespoons margarine, 1 pound mushrooms, 2 teaspoons fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup hazelnuts. Prepare in Dutch oven.
How-To
Toast the hazelnuts for additional flavor. Before using the skillet for asparagus, cook hazelnuts in skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 85
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 2mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.