Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Bacon

Asparagus and Bacon
Marta Nardini/Moment
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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In this recipe, fresh cooked asparagus is served with a great tasting cheese sauce and crumbled bacon.

What You'll Need

  • 5 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp, drained
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded American or mild Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. Fry or bake the bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels, then crumble. Set aside.
  2. Put a steaming basket in a saucepan with one to two inches of water. Bring to a boil. Add the trimmed asparagus to the basket, cover the pan, and steam for about 5 to 6 minutes, just until the asparagus is crisp-tender. See also: How to Cook Asparagus Five Ways
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in flour until the roux is smooth and bubbly. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk to the roux. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add salt and cheese; stir until cheese is melted.
  1. Pour sauce over hot drained asparagus and then sprinkle crumbled bacon over the top. Serve hot.

Serves 4 to 6.

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