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Asparagus with Blue Cheese Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

MY SISTER introduced me to this recipe several years ago because she knows I love blue cheese. This dish is a simple way to dress up asparagus, giving it a tangy taste altogether different from the usual cheese sauce. I make it every spring when we have fresh homegrown asparagus. —Leona Luecking West Burlington, Iowa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk or half-and-half cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, whisk cream cheese, milk and salt over low heat until smooth. Stir in blue cheese and heat through. Drain asparagus and top with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 157 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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