Simple Easter Side Dish, Parmesan Asparagus

Happy Easter!!

I hope you are all celebrating this wonderful holiday with friends and family. Enjoying good food, conversation, and reflecting on the miracle of the risen Christ!

So far this morning we have enjoyed our immediate family tradition of cinnamon rolls while our kids get the goodies out of their Easter baskets. Although the Easter basket tradition is drastically different now that they are 15 & 20!

This afternoon we will join my family for an early dinner, followed by dessert with my husband’s family later this evening. I prepared an awesome side dish to share with them and here is the recipe for you!

Parmesan Asparagus

1stick butter

2cloves chopped garlic

1Tbsp flour

1.5c half and half

5c. Chopped asparagus

1/2tsp. Onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

For topping;

1 stick butter

2c. Bread crumbs

1/4c Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

In a large pot melt a stick of butter, add two cloves chopped garlic, and one Tbsp flour. Cook on medium high heat until it starts to brown, turn heat to medium, and add 1.5c half and half. Whisk together, and heat until bubbly and thick. Add asparagus, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 5-7minutes, and add 1/4c. shredded Parmesan cheese. Cook for another 5min. Pour asparagus mixture into a 9×13 pan. For the topping use a pastry blender to mix one stick of butter, bread crumbs, and 1/2 c. of Parmesan cheese. Spread crumb topping over the asparagus, add a little salt and pepper and bake at 350° F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, Enjoy!

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