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  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    18 minutes
  • Servings
    4

Asparagus with Cheddar Parmesan Sauce

PHOTO & RECIPE: Foxes Love Lemons

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 4 ounces shredded Black Creek Cheddar Cheese with Parmesan Notes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for asparagus cooking water
  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • Grated lemon zest and paprika, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boiling over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepot over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Whisk in milk; bring to low boil over medium heat. Cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Reduce heat to low; add cheese and salt and whisk until smooth. Cover and keep warm over very low heat.
  3. Add asparagus to boiling water, cook 1 to 3 minutes (depending on size of asparagus) or until tender-crisp. Drain and transfer asparagus to serving platter; top with cheese sauce. Garnish with lemon zest and paprika, if desired, and serve immediately. 

Black Creek® products used in this recipe

Black Creek®  Cheddar Cheese with Parmesan Notes

Our award-winning Black Creek® Cheddar Cheese with Parmesan Notes is a smooth, creamy Cheddar cheese carefully blended with deliciously subtle notes of nutty Parmesan to create mouthwatering matrimony. The mix of Cheddar and Parmesan flavors makes this cheese perfect for flavorful grilled cheese sandwiches, rich macaroni and cheeses and decadent cheeseboards. Pair it with fruity whites and reds or Ales to enhance the complex flavors of this dynamic blend.

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