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Creamy Citrus-Chive Asparagus

Creamy Citrus-Chive Asparagus recipe
photo by:kraft
Bundles of crisp-tender asparagus spears are topped with a creamy citrus-chive sauce in this easy-to-make, but oh-so-attractive, veggie side dish.
15 min
15 min
6 servings
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What You Need

lb.  fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
Tbsp.  water
cup  fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup  (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
tsp.  lemon zest

Make It

PLACE asparagus in microwaveable casserole. Add water; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.

MEANWHILE, heat broth in small saucepan. Add cream cheese spread; cook until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in zest.

DRAIN asparagus. Serve topped with sauce.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Divide cooked asparagus spears into 6 bundles and tie each with a steamed green onion for a simple and elegant presentation.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.
Trimming Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.
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