The Recipe Redux – Easy Cheesy Asparagus
|March 22, 2016||Filled under Recipe Redux, Recipes: Vegetables|
Once again it’s time for the monthly Recipe ReDux challenge. This is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Each month there is a theme and this month’s theme is:
7-Ingredient (Or Less) Recipes
It’s Income Tax Season, so our brains could use some easy arithmetic; as in seven-ingredient-or-less recipes. Show us the healthy, no-brainer dish you fix for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This month’s theme was perfectly timed as I have been having a bit of food apathy lately. Since making a new dish has me feeling sort of blah I decided to make some cheesy asparagus to go with yogurt chicken. Both are easy to make and I know the kids will eat it even if I don’t feel like eating. I was actually lucky enough to snap the pictures below before they were eaten. There was no time to attempt to take a better of the asparagus as one child was hovering around asking if I was going to eat that. When kids ask to have more vegetables who am I to refuse them!
EASY CHEESY ASPARAGUS
- 1 bunch of asparagus with the woody ends removed
- 1 tablespoon of butter melted
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment or foil.
- Place the asparagus on the cookie sheet. It's ok if they overlap each other.
- Mix the melted butter with the olive oil and brush or drizzle it over the asparagus.
- Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the asparagus have become tender.
- Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the asparagus followed by the mozzarella cheese.
- Bake another 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edge is just beginning to lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and serve
This recipe fast to whip together and doesn’t call for a lot of ingredients. Looking for something easy to make for Easter or another other holiday dinner? Give this a try! The recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a bigger crowd. This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in cooking because this recipe doesn’t even require using a knife as the woody ends of the asparagus can be snapped off by hand.
Got a favorite asparagus recipes? Why not leave a comment or link below. And while you’re at it why not stop by and see what the other dietitians are cooking up for this months challenge.