Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

  • Yield 6 servings

Gouda, Muenster and Asiago cheeses unite to form the perfect union in this asparagus dish.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
2 pounds (approximately) asparagus, washed and tough ends removed
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup (4-ounces) Wisconsin Gouda (plain or smoked) cheese, shredded
1 cup (4-ounces) Wisconsin Muenster cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarse breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (2-ounces) grated Wisconsin Asiago cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a 9 x 9-inch glass baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter. Arrange the asparagus in the baking dish.
  2. Gently simmer milk over medium heat. Stir in the cornstarch mixture to thicken slightly. Add the Gouda and Muenster cheeses and whisk in until smooth and creamy; season with the salt. Pour the cheese sauce over the asparagus.
  3. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Toss with the breadcrumbs, Asiago and pepper. Sprinkle over the asparagus mixture.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Recipe courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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