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Creamy Garlic Asparagus Bake

Creamy Garlic Asparagus Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

Serve this creamy, flavor-packed asparagus side dish, and you’ll get rave reviews. It’s unforgettably delicious from the first bite to the last! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
quarts water
2
lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed (about 35 spears per lb)
2
packages (5.2 oz each) Boursin™ cheese with garlic and herbs, softened
1
cup heavy whipping cream
3/4
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
2
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1
teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    To blanch asparagus, heat 4 quarts water (add 1 tablespoon salt, if desired) in 6-quart Dutch oven to boiling. Add asparagus; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove asparagus, and immediately immerse in bowl of ice cold water. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain well; pat dry with paper towels.
  • 3
    Place asparagus spears in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix Boursin™ cheese and whipping cream with whisk or fork until blended. Stir in Parmesan cheese; spread over asparagus. Top with tomatoes.
  • 5
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with thyme.
  • For easier prep, asparagus can be blanched ahead of time. Store covered in refrigerator. Warm asparagus slightly before assembling dish.

Expert Tips

  • Purchase asparagus spears with firm, tightly closed and unwilted tips. Before cooking, remove woody ends of stalks by snapping them off or cutting them off with a knife. Cook asparagus as soon as possible after purchasing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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