Asparagus Onion Casserole

…with a little cheese please

Vegetables seem to be the thing this week as I find myself wanting to share with you this tasty casserole dish that is simple to make and one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.

You may not be able to see it, but hidden beneath all that luscious sauce is tender bites of asparagus. The sauce with the relish of onion and cheese is just perfect. Not to mention the texture of the topping is another pleasure. Enjoy!

Asparagus Onion Casserole
4-6 servings

1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 small spring onions, sliced
5 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup soft bread crumbs

    In a skillet, sauté the asparagus and onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to an un-greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.

    In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cream cheese, salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Pour over the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

    Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle with casserole.
    Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

    12 thoughts on “Asparagus Onion Casserole

    1. powderate

      Yummmy! My household adores casseroles and this is a recipe I'd like to try, as veggie dishes are always good alone and or along side a meat main.Thanks for sharing, LA.

    2. Stash

      Hummm…I don't think I've ever seen cream cheese in a quiche-like casserole before.It looks good (in fact I can almost imagine how good it tastes) but I don't think I'll be able to get to making it anytime soon…


    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s