• 55minutes
  • 425calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B1, B2, B3, B9, B12, H, C, D, E
MineralsFluorine, Chromium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 lbs fresh asparagus

  2. 6 hard-boiled eggs (sliced)

  3. 6 slices bacon (sliced crosswise & crisped)

  4. 1/4 cup butter

  5. 1/4 cup flour

  6. 2 cups milk

  7. 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

  8. 1 tablespoon mccormick lemon-pepper seasoning

  9. 6 tablespoons crushed croutons (cheese flavored)

  10. chopped fresh chives (to garnish, or parsley)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Wash asparagus well & trim stem-ends so spears are 8" long. Parboil spears till just barely fork-tender, but still fairly crisp. Quickly drain & cover w/cold water to stop cooking process. Drain again when cool & set aside.

  2. Cut bacon slices crosswise, fry till crisp & drain well on paper towel.

  3. Slice ea egg crosswise into 6 slices.

  4. To assemble, pat asparagus spears dry w/paper towel & place equally in 6 groups in a 9"x13" baking dish. Top ea group w/1 sliced egg + equal amts of the crisped bacon pieces along their length & set aside.

  5. Microwave cream cheese in sml dish to soften & warm slightly. Set aside.

  6. Combine butter & flour over med-low heat to make a roux & gradually add milk. Use the flat a spatula to eliminate any lumps as you go.

  7. Do not overcook sauce. When milk has been added & the sauce is smooth & thickening, remove from heat & incorporate the softened cream cheese & lemon pepper seasoning salt.

  8. Spoon cream sauce over ea asparagus group, "dust" w/1 tbsp crushed croutons + sprinkle w/fresh chives or parsley.

  9. Bake in hot oven (400F) just till bubbling & serve immediately. (Can also microwave till heated through, but do not refrigerate as this will lengthen the cooking time & potentially cause the sauce to separate).

  10. NOTES: Sliced fresh mushrooms also work well as an addition -- For a 1-dish meal w/only a salad on the side, use this combo to stuff a well-pounded chicken breast & add mushrooms on top as a finishing touch.


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