Easy Creamy Baked Asparagus

150  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 25 min total
  • Makes 4 servings.

Asparagus: It's the classiest of vegetables. Add instant elegance to your party with this better-for-you platter of fresh stalks in a tempting cheese sauce and crumb topping.

Easy Creamy Baked Asparagus Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup peppercorn ranch dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 12 RITZ Crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Cook  asparagus in simmering water in large skillet 2 to 3 min. or until bright green, but still crisp; drain. Place in shallow baking dish
  • Add  dressing; toss to coat. Top with cheese and cracker crumbs.
  • Bake  10 to 15 min. or until topping is lightly browned and asparagus is heated through.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadPrepare as directed except for baking; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 20 min. before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 15 min. or until heated through.

Better For YouSave 6-1/2 grams of fat per serving by preparing with KRAFT Fat Free Ranch Dressing and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers. You will save 40 calories, too.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings.
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Diabetes Center

Carb Choices

1/2

Diet Exchange

1/2 Starch,2 Fat

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 130 
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 270 mg
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 8 %DV
  • Iron 10 %DV

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