- 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed of woody stems and cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ small yellow onion, finely diced
- 1½ Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
- ⅓ cup freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 5 oz. mascarpone
- ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Asparagus and Mascarpone Gratin with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
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Vegetarian, Vegetables, Fast and Easy
Active Time: 20 minutes
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Place an oven rack six inches below the broiler and preheat the broiler to high.
In a 2-quart broiler-safe baking or gratin dish, toss the asparagus with the onion, ½ tablespoon of the olive oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Broil until the asparagus is crisp-tender, about 6 minutes.
In the meantime, toss the breadcrumbs with the cheese, the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper.
Add the mascarpone to the asparagus mixture in small spoonfuls, sprinkle with the nutmeg, and top with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil until bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Information, per serving
Calories: 280; Fat: 24g (Saturated Fat: 11g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g); Protein: 8g; Carbs: 11g; Fiber: 3g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Iron: ; Sodium: 320n; Calcium: .
Note: Nutritional information is approximate.