Looking For The Perfect Side Dish? Cheese, Bacon, and Asparagus. Done.

December 20, 2019
Credit: Delish

Cheesy Bacon Asparagus Casserole

A cheesy asparagus casserole with large pieces of crispy bacon. The perfect side dish for the perfect feast.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author David Lee

Ingredients

  • 6 strips bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. 

  2. Cook bacon until crispy in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Leave 1/4 cup of grease in the pan.

  3. To same skillet, add garlic and saute about 1 minute. Add flour and stir until it turns golden brown. Slowly pour in the milk and cream, whisking until smooth. Let simmer until it thickens. Add ½ cup each of the cheddar and Gruyère cheeses and stir until fully melted.

  4. Add the cooked bacon back to the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes. 

  5. Place asparagus in a 9x13 baking pan and pour the sauce over. Top with remaining ½ cup of each cheese and the crushed Ritz Crackers. 

  6. Cover with foil and bake until the asparagus is tender. Remove foil and bake until cheese is melted.

 

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