Hot and cheesy asparagus-filled roma tomato halves broiled for an easy side dish in just 30 minutes!
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes (2 1/2 to 3 inches long)
thin asparagus spears (1/4 inch diameter)
package (0.9 oz) hollandaise sauce mix
cup butter or margarine
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise. Seed tomatoes, using teaspoon; remove flesh, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shell. Cut thin slice from rounded side of tomato halves, if necessary, so they'll rest level in pan. Drain tomatoes, hollow sides down, on paper towels.
Break off tough ends of asparagus. From tip end, cut off top 3 inches of each spear (reserve remaining portions of spear for another use). In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add asparagus pieces. Heat to boiling and boil 2 minutes; drain and set aside.
In same 1-quart saucepan, beat milk and sauce mix with wire whisk until smooth. Add butter. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.
Set oven control to broil. In 13x9-inch pan, place tomato halves. In each tomato half, arrange 3 asparagus pieces lengthwise with tips extended over stem end of tomato. Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce over asparagus-filled tomato halves, allowing some sauce to fill tomato hollow. Sprinkle with cheese.
Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 4 minutes or until tomatoes are hot and cheese just begins to brown. If desired, heat remaining sauce until hot; serve with tomatoes.
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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 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.