During the spring and summer, there's so much asparagus, we don't even know how to handle it. We love it simply roasted, but there's so much more to do with the vegetable: You can make parmesan asparagus, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, or asparagus soup. But our favourite way to prepare it as a fancy side: Top it with garlic, a little cream, Parmesan, and mozzarella and bake it until the cheese is bubbly and golden and the asparagus is tender. This will be gone in seconds.

Yields: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Calories per Serving: 250


  • 900 g

    asparagus, stalks trimmed

  • 180 mL

    double cream

  • 3

    cloves garlic, crushed

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 100 g

    freshly grated Parmesan

  • 100 g

    shredded mozzarella

  • Chilli flakes, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC (180ºC fan). Place asparagus in a 23 x 33 cm baking dish and pour over double cream and scatter with garlic. Generously season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with Parmesan, mozzarella and chilli flakes (if using).
  2. Bake until cheese is golden and melty and asparagus is tender, about 25 to 30 minutes, and serve.

Nutrition (per serving): 250 calories, 14 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 19 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 340 mg sodium

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