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4.6 from 15 votes

Cheesy Baked Asparagus Gratin

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Asparagus Recipe, Cheesy Baked Asparagus
Servings: 6 as a side
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  1. Feel free to substitute the heavy whipping cream with half and half, if desired.
  2. Recipe adapted from delish

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1960IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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