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Easy Creamy Baked Asparagus

Easy Creamy Baked Asparagus recipe
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Add instant elegance to your party with this better-for-you platter of fresh asparagus spears in a delicious cheese sauce and crumb topping.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

1
lb.  fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/4
cup  KRAFT Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
12
 RITZ Crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

COOK asparagus in simmering water in large skillet 2 to 3 min. or until bright green, but still crisp; drain. Place in shallow baking dish

ADD dressing; toss to coat. Top with cheese and cracker crumbs.

BAKE 10 to 15 min. or until topping is lightly browned and asparagus is heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Prepare as directed except for baking; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 20 min. before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 15 min. or until heated through.
Healthy Living
Save 6-1/2 grams of fat per serving by preparing with KRAFT Fat Free Ranch Dressing and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers. You will save 40 calories, too.
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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