CHEESY ASPARAGUS CASSEROLE

Ingredients

2 bunches asparagus
1 tbsp butter
1/2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp chicken broth
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim and wash the asparagus, then lay them in it after greasing the 9 X 13 baking pan.
Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat, then add pepper, heavy whipping cream, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, chicken broth, salt, and softened cream cheese. Until the ingredients are thoroughly combined, continuously whisk.
Reduce to a low heat and to simmer, allow the sauce gently boiling until the heavy whipping cream has thickened and reduced. So that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, keep whisking. For the sauce to reduce and thicken, it will take a few minutes.
Once it has thickened, add the pepper jack cheese and parmesan then continue to stir until the sauce is smooth and the cheeses melt.
Over the asparagus, pour the cheese sauce down the middle of the casserole dish, avoiding the tops of the asparagus. Next, on top of the cheese sauce, sprinkle the crushed red pepper flakes and mozzarella cheese.
Bake for Fifteen minutes.
You can reduce the baking time for 2-3 minutes, if you prefer crunchier asparagus.
Take it out from oven and to the top, add bacon crumbles.
Bake for another Three minutes.
Serve & Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal
Carbohydrates: 8g
Protein: 10g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 58mg
Sodium: 387mg
Potassium: 358mg
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 3g
Vitamin A: 1742IU
Vitamin C: 9mg
Calcium: 178mg
Iron: 3mg

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