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Asparagus Crab Au Gratin

Asparagus Crab Au Gratin

"'I was delighted to discover this rich casserole years ago when we had a large asparagus patch,' recalls Nancy Thibodeau of Overgaard, Arizona. 'It's so easy that I've fixed it many times since, even for a baby shower. The compliments were unending.'"
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45 m servings
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  1. Place asparagus in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Top with crab and sprinkle with cheese; set aside. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Pour over asparagus. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through.

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This was yummy with fresh asparagus that I microwaved in water for 4 minutes. We doubled the crab and cheese, and omitted the bread crumbs for a low carb dinner, but it still didn't make a quite...

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We went crabbing and didn't catch enough for a real boil, so I made this. We used fresh asparagus, and put it in raw and let it cook in the casserole. I think the fresh ingredients made this d...

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This was yummy with fresh asparagus that I microwaved in water for 4 minutes. We doubled the crab and cheese, and omitted the bread crumbs for a low carb dinner, but it still didn't make a quite...

Great recipe! What I would have added (and have done so the two times I've made this) is some diced onion cooked into the butter at the roux stage. Onion brings all the flavours together and add...

I made this with half the bread crumbs, as suggested by other reviews. It was delicious, something we will surely enjoy again!

My Mother made this with the frozen asparagus pieces (without the crab for some reason) and it was a Hit! Extended family cleaned the casserole dish she said.

Made this for dinner tonight. Made in two entree ramekins for my husband and I. Delicious! Used Jarlesburg Swiss and Parm cheeses. Fresh asparagus and lump crab meat. I think this will be a...

We had some mussels leftover and I searched everywhere for a recipe that might work. I tried this one tonight and it was awesome! I used fresh asparagus (hint: cutting into smaller pieces before...

We went crabbing and didn't catch enough for a real boil, so I made this. We used fresh asparagus, and put it in raw and let it cook in the casserole. I think the fresh ingredients made this d...

I liked this but my BF didn't. Not sure why - he likes all the ingredients. If I made it again I would only use half the breadcrumbs. Thanks for the recipe!

I really enjoyed this dish and will certainly make it again. But.....way too much breadcrumbs. Will reduce by half next time.

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