Asparagus & Cheese Side Dish (and How My Mom Is Trying to Kill Me)

asparagus cheese side dish

Recently, I asked my mom for her Asparagus and Cheese recipe that she makes every Easter. It's one of my favorite things about the holiday: fresh, tender asparagus with melted Swiss cheese (or you can use goat cheese). My sister and I have been known to fight over the leftovers.


THEN, I found out what she puts in the dish to make it so good: An entire stick of butter.

No wonder I always gain so much weight in April. Seriously, Mom, are you trying to kill me with all that butter?

I bugged my mom until she told me how to make the dish with half the amount of butter. Here's the recipe:

Asparagus and Cheese Side Dish

  • 2 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 2-3 slices Swiss cheese or 6 oz goat cheese

Microwave asparagus in a little water until crisp-tender. Drain and arrange in single layer a lightly greased, shallow baking dish.

Mix onion soup into melted butter; spoon over asparagus.

Place cheese over middle of asparagus spears. Bake at 350 until cheese melts.

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