RECIPES

Baked Asparagus au Gratin

Wisconsin Cheese Baked Asparagus au Gratin Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes
Servings
8

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Alpine-Style or Pleasant Ridge Reserve can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk, garlic salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk in Pleasant Ridge Reserve until melted. Pour cheese sauce over asparagus. Bake, covered, for 10 minutes.
  5. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes longer or until asparagus is tender. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve is the most-awarded cheese in American history. Rich and salty with a long, fruity finish—this washed rind, alpine-style cheese is made only in summer with grass-fed milk and aged for up to two years.

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