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postheadericon Easy Baked Asparagus

4.67 avg. rating (90% score) - 3 votes

Easy Baked Asparagus is a delicious recipe for an awesome, creamy and cheesy side-dish. It is so simple to make, with just (4) ingredients and takes only (25) minutes total time from start to finish. Ingredients include: Fresh asparagus, Ranch salad dressing and Parmesan cheese.This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) Servings. Easy Baked Asparagus will be loved by all of your family, friends and  guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.


1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed* (see note below)
1/4 cup fat-free Ranch salad dressing
2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
12 round reduced-fat crackers, (Such as: Ritz), coarsely crushed,
(about 1/2 Cup)


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Cook asparagus in simmering water in a large skillet 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green but still crisp; drain. Place in shallow baking dish.

3. Add salad dressing; toss to coat. Top with cheese and cracker crumbs.

4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and asparagus is heated through.

To Trim 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 spears with a sharp knife.

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)

Carb Choices: 1/2

Calories: 90, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 250mg, Sugars: 2g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/baked-parmesan-asparagus-91489.aspx

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