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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 Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 as a side
Calories: 201kcal


  • 2.5 pounds asparagus - woody ends trimmed
  • 8 cloves garlic - slivered
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese - freshly grated
  • ½ 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.


  1. Feel free to substitute the heavy whipping cream with half and half, if desired.
  2. Recipe adapted from delish
Originally published November 27, 2018


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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