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Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen

Paula Deen Asparagus Casserole is an easy and delicious side dish for any meal. It’s made with fresh asparagus and a cream sauce that will put your guests in awe. This recipe is especially perfect for the spring and summer months, but it can be enjoyed all year long!

Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen
Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • This is one of my favorite veggie-filled side dishes because of the cheese sauce and toasted Panko breadcrumbs. I don’t really like asparagus on its own, but ever since I made this casserole, I can’t get enough of it!
  • It only takes a few steps to make the dish, so it’s great for a potluck. Also, it’s great for Easter. I mean, no one can say no to a warm cheese sauce that bubbles.
  • With this recipe, you don’t have to guess how to cook asparagus in the oven. Set the timer for 10–15 minutes, and when you come back, you’ll find a beautiful, tender asparagus casserole.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Asparagus: This low-calorie vegetable is the star of our casserole and tastes great. Asparagus goes well with mushrooms and the cheesy topping made of breadcrumbs. It’s also a good source of fiber, vitamins, and folate.
  • Mushrooms: Mushrooms add a rich, earthy flavor to the casserole, and they are also full of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.
  • Milk: The 2 percent milk adds just the right amount of richness to the casserole without having to use heavy cream.
  • Flour makes the filling of the casserole rich and thick.
  • Spices: The great taste of the casserole comes from the salt, pepper, dried basil, and nutmeg.
  • Greek yogurt is a great way to make casseroles thicker. It tastes sour, is smooth, and is full of protein.
  • Fresh basil: Basil gives any dish just the right amount of freshness.
  • Crispy Panko Topping: This is made from whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and melted butter. It tastes good and has cheese.

Is Asparagus Healthy to Eat?

In addition to the health benefits of asparagus, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Folic acid, potassium, fiber, thiamine, B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K are all concentrated in asparagus.

How to Pick Fresh Asparagus?

  • Fresh Asparagus should be bright green at the snap point, which is usually the stem end of each spear. If it’s dry or yellow, it has gone limp and has lost flavor and nutrition.
  • Pull the asparagus close to your face when inspecting, so you can identify any rotten spots in the stalk by the odor.
  • Take a bite out of one end of a stalk, every other piece will be good asparagus!

Can You Make Paula Deen Asparagus Casserole In Advance?

Cooking right before serving is best, but you can prepare some dishes so that all you need to do is bake just before serving:

  • Trim asparagus and layer the casserole in the baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate.
  • Make the hollandaise and let it warm up before drizzling.

What Other Topping Can I Add To Asparagus Casserole?

Panko breadcrumbs are my go-to topping for casseroles, but they’re not your only option! Here’s how you can top the Paula Deen asparagus casserole:

  • Fried Onions: French fried onions are delicious on top of Asparagus Casserole.
  • Bacon: You can top the casserole off with some crumbed oven-baked bacon for the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
  • Nuts: If you want to make your Asparagus Casserole extra crunchy, try topping it with walnuts or pine nuts.

What to Serve With Asparagus Casserole?

How To Make Paula Deen Asparagus Casserole?

  • Place a rack in the top third of your oven and turn it on to broil. Next, lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish that can go under the broiler with non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix the panko, Parmesan, and lemon zest together. Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top and stir to moisten.
  • In the meantime, heat the oil and last tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a large, wide pan or Dutch oven. Add the asparagus, onion, and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for about 15 minutes, or until the onions and mushrooms are soft, golden, and have given up their liquid.
  • Now, add the flour and continue cooking, stirring, for another minute or two, until all the flour turns golden and there are no white bits left. 4Pour the milk in a few splashes at a time, stirring after each one to keep the mixture from getting lumpy. Then, turn up the heat to medium-high. Salt, pepper, basil, and nutmeg go in next.
  • Cook and stir the sauce until it starts to bubble. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan to keep it from sticking.
  • As the sauce reduces and thickens, stir it often until, after about 8 to 10 minutes, it looks like creamy gravy. At the end, run your spoon or spatula frequently along the bottom to keep the sauce from sticking. Take the sauce off the stove. Stir in the Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and fresh basil.
  • Taste the seasonings and change them as you like. Pour the mixture into an even layer in a baking dish. Spread the mixture of breadcrumbs on top.
  • Put your casserole in the oven and broil it for 1 to 3 minutes, or until it starts to bubble and get brown. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving, and then add more fresh basil as a garnish.
Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen
Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen

FAQ Section

How Long Can Asparagus Casserole last in the fridge?

Properly stored, Asparagus Casserole leftovers can last for up to 2-3 days in the fridge. Make sure to store your Casserole leftovers in an airtight container.

Can you freeze Asparagus Casserole?

Yes, You could freeze your Asparagus Casserole, it can last up to 2 monthes.

How to reheat Asparagus Casserole?

If you have leftover Asparagus Casserole, heat it up in the oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes.

Paula Deen Asparagus Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 300.27
  • Total Fat 17.55g
  • Cholesterol 121.37mg
  • Sodium 752.61mg
  • Potassium 308.38mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.49g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.55g
  • Sugars 8.82g
  • Protein 12.56g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 11%
  • Calcium 23%
  • Iron 11%

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Asparagus Casserole Paula Deen

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:10 servingsCalories:300.27 kcal Best Season:Spring

Description

Paula Deen Asparagus Casserole is an easy and delicious side dish for any meal. It’s made with fresh asparagus and a cream sauce that will put your guests in awe. This recipe is especially perfect for the spring and summer months, but it can be enjoyed all year long!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the top third of your oven and turn it on to broil. Next, lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish that can go under the broiler with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the panko, Parmesan, and lemon zest together. Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top and stir to moisten.
  3. In the meantime, heat the oil and last tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a large, wide pan or Dutch oven. Add the asparagus, onion, and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for about 15 minutes, or until the onions and mushrooms are soft, golden, and have given up their liquid.
  4. Now, add the flour and continue cooking, stirring, for another minute or two, until all the flour turns golden and there are no white bits left. 4Pour the milk in a few splashes at a time, stirring after each one to keep the mixture from getting lumpy. Then, turn up the heat to medium-high. Salt, pepper, basil, and nutmeg go in next.
  5. Cook and stir the sauce until it starts to bubble. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan to keep it from sticking.
  6. As the sauce reduces and thickens, stir it often until, after about 8 to 10 minutes, it looks like creamy gravy. At the end, run your spoon or spatula frequently along the bottom to keep the sauce from sticking. Take the sauce off the stove. Stir in the Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and fresh basil.
  7. Taste the seasonings and change them as you like. Pour the mixture into an even layer in a baking dish. Spread the mixture of breadcrumbs on top.
  8. Put your casserole in the oven and broil it for 1 to 3 minutes, or until it starts to bubble and get brown. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving, and then add more fresh basil as a garnish.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 300.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.55g27%
Cholesterol 121.37mg41%
Sodium 752.61mg32%
Potassium 308.38mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 23.49g8%
Dietary Fiber 2.55g11%
Sugars 8.82g
Protein 12.56g26%

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 23%
Iron 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.