Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Asparagus Casserole


This is a variation on the all time favorite Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole. I was at the store and noticed a good deal on asparagus and decided to try the dish with asparagus instead of green beans. Here's the recipe I tried and it was thoroughly enjoyed.

Ingredients:
2-3 Tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup diced onions
2 cups asparagus pieces (I used fresh aspargus)
3 cups chicken broth
1 (10-3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (2.8 oz.) can French-Fried onion rings
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Saute the onions in the butter. Boil the asparagus in the chicken broth for up to 10 minutes and drain. Add the asparagus, mushroom soup, and onion rings to the onion mixture. Stir well. Pour into greased casserole baking dish (approx. 8x8 square) Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully top the casserole with the grated cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until casserole is hot and cheese is melted.  I didn't add any extra seasoning because the broth, mushroom soup, and the cheese added enough salt for our taste. You could and probably should double this recipe and use a 9x13 baking dish because it vanished quickly.


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18 comments:

  1. I am going to have to try this even though it seems it would be very rich. It was brilliant of you to think of trying this and thanks for sharing the recipe. You don't happen to know the calorie and fat gram count do you?

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  2. Since I got to be a taste tester for this dish, I must say it was divine!

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  3. Last Sunday I was in the countryside with friends and I lost you Bread fot the Journey....now I go to look for it!! HAve a great day and compliments for this good reciep, ciao Flavia

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  4. Haloli!Oh wie delicious...ich komme dich besuchen,ok?Bussi.Luciene,

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  5. wow, i love that green bean casserole! i can only imagine how much i would love the asparagus version! yummmmmmmmm! it may be rich but, i think i need to try it

    thanks for sharing your latest! love you/love your blog ;)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogpsot.com

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  6. This is the only way my kids would eat asparagus when they were young. I made it the same except for not using cheese and putting half of the French friend onions on top. They would have loved the cheese! I'll have to try it this way--looks delicious! Thanks!

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  7. I have tried substituting asparagus for green beans to include a "special" vegetable for holiday dinners, and it is tasty.

    A much more flavorful variation on the traditional green bean casserole is to use fresh green beans and cook them in chicken broth before adding to the casserole. Saute fresh mushrooms and onions and there you have it.

    We use reduced fat cream of mushroom soup for the recipes. Can't tell the difference.

    -Laura

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  8. I forgot to add...consider reserving the chicken broth to add to holiday gravy, turkey dressing, mashed potatoes, etc.

    -L

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  9. Granny Annie, I do not have the calorie and fat content. It was quite rich...

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  10. Laura, I knew someone would come up with a good use of that chicken broth instead of discarding it! :0)

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  11. This looks delicious! I wonder if I can pass the asparagus off as green beans to my DH who does not like Asparagus. I love the stuff! and he loves Green Bean casserole! Thanks for sharing again. I made your Colorado Rocky Mountain High Cookies the other day and they were a huge hit. They stay moist for days (or as long as they last).

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  12. I think I will add this to my Thanksgiving dinner next weekend.
    Looks yummy!

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  13. Tretswelt comment interpreted means "How delicious! I am coming to visit you. Ok?" Bussi is another interpretation sort of like, love or cheers or something like that.

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  14. Could you pass this through the screen? I'm dying to taste it! What a great idea, Ellen!

    Jody

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  15. I love the sound of this casserole. i do not know where to get French Fried Onion rings in Australia. What can I substitute for them?
    Cheers, Gail

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    1. I have used bread crumbs in green bean casserole and it was just as tasty.

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  16. Gail, I think the casserole would be fine without the onion rings. You could add extra asparagus instead...

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