Made with a handful of simple ingredients like fresh garlic, cream, and two kinds of cheese, this Cheesy Baked Asparagus Gratin is rich, creamy, and super easy to prepare. 😉
- 2.5 pounds asparagus – woody ends trimmed
- 8 cloves garlic – slivered
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese – freshly grated
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer asparagus to an oval 9″x13″ baking dish. Sprinkle with the slivered garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh thyme. Gently toss the asparagus to distribute the garlic evenly among the layered asparagus spears.
Drizzle the heavy cream over the asparagus and sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Gently shuffle the asparagus spears to distribute some of the cheese among the lower layers of the asparagus.
Transfer to the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until asparagus spears are tender and cheese is melted.
Set oven to broil. Allow the cheese to broil for 1-2 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 minute. Best enjoyed immediately.
- Feel free to substitute the heavy whipping cream with half and half, if desired.
Nutrition FactsCheesy Baked Asparagus GratinAmount Per ServingCalories 201Calories from Fat 117% Daily Value*Fat 13g20%Saturated Fat 8g40%Cholesterol 47mg16%Sodium 459mg19%Potassium 434mg12%Carbohydrates 10g3%Fiber 4g16%Sugar 3g3%Protein 11g22%Vitamin A 1960IU39%Vitamin C 12mg15%Calcium 258mg26%Iron 4.3mg24%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.