Recipe Box, Asparagus Gratin and Favorite Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables

It is so versatile and can be used for appetizers, side dishes, entrees…

My favorite way to cook asparagus is to simply roast it with olive oil, salt and pepper

Maybe with a little Parmesan or lemon…

I have been able to get fresh asparagus on my shopping orders

and I’m not worried about contamination since it will be baked

The other night I made an Asparagus Gratin

This is so good you just may convert non asparagus eaters!

You don’t even have to cook the asparagus,

place it directly in a prepared dish and add the mayo and cheese

Stir to combine cheese and mayo with asparagus to coat it

Saute onion in a small sauce pan until golden and add garlic

Mix in flour and stir to coat onions

Add milk and seasonings, and cook and stir until thickened

Pour sauce over asparagus mixture and stir to combine

Top casserole with crushed crackers

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes

Dig in!

This recipe is adapted from FunnyLove


Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise {I prefer Duke’s or Hellmans}
  • 4 oz. grated cheese {I used Philadelphia 3 cheese Creamy Melt}
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 8-10 Club/Waverly Wafers crackers or Ritz or use bread crumbs cheese crackers, potato chips


  • Grease or spray a small baking dish. Break tough ends off of spears, rinse, pat dry and cut into 1 inch pieces. Put asparagus pieces in baking dish. Add mayonnaise and cheese. Stir to combine ingredients, spreading cheese and mayonnaise evenly over and around asparagus.
  • Saute onion in butter and olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring often until onion softens and begins to turn golden. Add garlic and cook and stir one more minute. Add flour and stir to coat onions. Reduce heat to medium. Slowly pour in milk, stirring to incorporate after each pour. Once all milk has been added, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook and stir until sauce has thickened. Pour sauce over asparagus mix in dish. Can be refrigerated at this point for baking later.
  • Crush crackers and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through and bubbly.


*this is an estimate, I used about 1 1/2 bunches of spears, but it depends on the thickness of the spears and how they are bundled
Keyword asparagus, asparagus casserole, gratin, vegetable casserole

Here are more delicious and unique ways to serve asparagus:

Asparagus Quesadilla with Tomato Jam

Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Alfredo Pizza

Spring Cobb Salad

Asparagus, Bacon & Corn Tart

Ham Tetrazzini with Mushrooms and Asparagus

Such a versatile and delicious vegetable!

These are just a few of the many favorites in the archives,

check the recipe index for more

or leave me a comment if you’re looking for a specific recipe


21 Responses to “Recipe Box, Asparagus Gratin and Favorite Asparagus Recipes”
  1. Jenna, what a wonderful side dish. I might convert the hubby on this recipe with the addition of cheese and crackers. I love to roast asparagus and top it with a poached egg. Wishing you a beautiful Thursday!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, asparagus is my favorite vegetable, too! Your recipe looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Thursday!

  3. Mary says:

    Love the idea of an asparagus gratin Jenna! Like Pam’s idea of a poached egg on asparagus too 🙂

  4. I wish I’d read this before I cooked my allocation of asparagus! I’ll have to put it on my next-time delivery list and try some of these. The gratin looks especially delicious. Definitely keeping that one!

  5. lulu says:

    I do love asparagus and find that it lends itself to many uses. Like you, my favorite is roasted. If there are any pieces left over they go into a quiche or a frittata.

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    We just had roasted asparagus with olive oil and lemon! This casserole looks very good. Pinned! Thanks Jenna! 😉

  7. Sounds good:@) I love asparagus! My son has been picking it in his yard and because of social distancing I’ve missed out this year -bummer!

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Great recipes Jeanna for this delicious vegetable. We love it here and I always grab a couple of bundles when I find it fresh, especially love it on the grill. I have to make your gratin, looks yummy….

  9. Julie says:

    I love asparagus. Thanks for the recipe to make these recipes.

  10. Looks delicious, something totally different. We need to get a few groceries, so I can try this. My dogs love asparagus too.

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  1. […] Asparagus Gratin was adapted from Easy Asparagus Casserole from Funny Love […]

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