Friday, November 14, 2008

count down to Thanksgiving #5- Creamy Asparagus Bake...

this is such a nice alternative to the green bean casserole. it is creamy, with a crunchy topping. a little different, but super delicious!

{creamy asparagus bake}

1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/4 cup peppercorn ranch dressing
2 TBSP shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup coarsely crushed Ritz crackers, about 12 crackers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook asparagus in simmering water in a large skillet for 2-3 minutes or until bright green, but still crisp.  Drain.

Toss asparagus in dressing.  Place in a 2 qt. baking dish.  Sprinkle with cheese & cracker crumbs.

Bake 10-15 minutes or cheese is lightly browned & heated through.

1 comment:

Jack Attack said...

green bean casserole makes me vomit but I love asparagus so I may have to try this one. still, my favorite way to eat it is with a little olive oil and S&P. simple but so good.