Microwave Cheddar Asparagus

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 pkg frozen asparagus
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
Cornstarch Mixture:
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch each of salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg


In covered microwaveable casserole, microwave asparagus and water at High for 4 minutes or until hot; drain and keep warm.

In small bowl, whisk together milk, cornstarch, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg; set aside.

In glass measure, microwave milk at High for 1 minute or until hot; whisk in cornstarch mixture. Microwave at High for 40 seconds or until thickened, stirring once.

Stir in cheese until melted. Serve over asparagus.

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Microwave Cheddar Asparagus