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Parsnip-Asparagus Au Gratin

We pair parsnips with spring asparagus to create a terrific spring side dish. The cheesy and buttery crumb topping will entice everyone to eat their veggies!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 10 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the parsnips, salt and pepper. In a microwave, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Drizzle over parsnips; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Combine asparagus and melted butter; add to parsnips. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in remaining butter until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir until lightly toasted. Stir in cheese. Transfer parsnip mixture to a serving platter; sprinkle with crumb mixture.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 162 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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