Asparagus with Parmesan

Now, at peak time for asparagus, enjoy this unique, bright green veggie.
Asparagus is a good source of folate, fiber, and vitamin K, a nutrient
involved in bone metabolism and blood clotting. Steam asparagus, as the
recipe calls, or throw it on the grill and then top with a drizzle of
parmesan sauce.

Keyword asparagus
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author AICR Health-e-Recipes


  • 1 lb. medium sized asparagus rinsed and trimmed
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 4 tsp. unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese


  1. Steam the asparagus until just tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a cold saucepan, blend canola oil with flour using a wire whisk. Slowly whisk in the milk and heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add onion powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Continue to stir until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese. Pour hot cheese sauce over asparagus and serve immediately.