Creamy Baked Asparagus is a cheesy side dish made with fresh asparagus & parmesan cream sauce. Easy baked asparagus topped with bread crumbs and butter for a toasty crunch. This asparagus recipe goes perfectly with pasta dishes and anything off the grill.
Baked Parmesan Asparagus is one of our families favorite ways to eat asparagus. This is also a simple side dish to make for a quick weeknight dinner, or something special to serve when feeding guests. This recipe is always a winner!!
Sarah here from Feeding Your Fam bringing you this super simple asparagus side dish recipe. My fam is huge fans of asparagus, we will eat it all time and love making it different ways. This simple Baked Parmesan Asparagus, however, is one of our favorites.
Who doesn’t love their asparagus drenched in a creamy alfredo sauce? I haven’t met anyone yet! I think you will love how simple this is to make and how much it adds to whatever main dish you are serving it alongside!
Ingredients in Cheesy Baked Asparagus
Here’s what you’ll need to make this side dish:
- 2 pounds asparagus
- heavy cream
- grated parmesan cheese
- bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
This is such a simple asparagus recipe that only requires just a few ingredients and a little bit of cooking time!
How to make Asparagus in the oven
To make this easy asparagus recipe start by preparing your asparagus. When you buy asparagus it usually comes in one big bunch. Wash the asparagus spears well to remove any excess dirt.
Place the asparagus onto a cutting board and remove the woody bottom from each of the spears. A simple way to do this is to take one of the asparagus spears and bend it from the bottom while holding onto the top. The asparagus should snap near the bottom.
Line the spear that you have snapped next to the other spears and slice at the same length. If you would like, you can snap each spear individually.
Next, prepare the cream sauce by combining the cream, half of the butter, half of the parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Place the asparagus in a baking dish and pour the cream sauce over the top. You want it to cover the asparagus.
Put the creamy asparagus in the oven at 375º F and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the asparagus is just tender. The sauce will also thicken in the oven as it bakes.
While the asparagus is cooking, combine the remaining butter and parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs and mix until they are well combined and the bread crumbs are a little moistened by the melted butter.
Remove the creamy asparagus from the oven and sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top. Place the asparagus back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden and crisp.
Can I make this Asparagus Recipe ahead?
This creamy baked asparagus recipe is best made just before serving. If you would like to prep the recipe ahead so you can just throw it in the oven right before eating, prepare the asparagus by cleaning and slicing, store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
Prepare the cream mixture and breadcrumbs just before baking.
Baked Parmesan Asparagus
- 2 pounds asparagus, woody ends removed
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup parmesan, grated and divided
- 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and divided
- Preheat oven to 375º F
- Place asparagus in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Combine heavy cream, half of the parmesan and butter. Pour over the asparagus.
- Bake the cream and asparagus in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until the asparagus is just tender.
- While the asparagus is baking, combine the breadcrumbs, remaining butter and parmesan. Mix until well combined.
- Remove the asparagus from the oven and sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Place back in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve immediately.
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Creamy Baked Asparagus is a cheesy side dish made with fresh asparagus & parmesan cream sauce. Easy baked asparagus topped with bread crumbs and butter for a toasty crunch.
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