Asparagus with Gruyere

  • 1 1/2 lbs asparagus*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere or Parmesan image placeholder

Break off touch ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. Wash asparagus. Arrange in single layer in ungreased 11 x 7-inch dish. Sprinkle with salt. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350° F until tender, about 25 minutes.

Heat butter over low heat until light brown. Drizzle over asparagus; sprinkle with cheese. Place in oven just until cheese softens, 5 to 8 minutes.

*Two (10 oz) packages frozen asparagus spears can be substituted for the fresh asparagus. Rinse asparagus under running cold water to separate; drain. Cover and bake for about 35 minutes.

Servings: 4
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member