Baked Asparagus and Couscous

Enjoy this easy casserole dinner made with asparagus and couscous topped with crispy bread crumbs — ready in 40 minutes.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, heated
1 pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of asparagus soup
2 medium carrots, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C).

Mix broth, asparagus, couscous, soup, carrots, lemon juice, dill weed and salt in 2-quart casserole. Cover and bake 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Toss bread crumbs and margarine; sprinkle over asparagus mixture. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Additional Information

Here's a quick and easy casserole with lots of flavor and color. Use any flavor of cream soup you have on hand. Break off tough ends of asparagus by breaking off the stalk as far down as it snaps easily. This is a fast and sure way of removing any of the stalk that isn't tender.

Add 1 cup cubed fully cooked smoked turkey ham with asparagus in step 2. Continue as directed.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8 g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 2 mg; Sodium 990 mg; Total Carbohydrate 46 g (Dietary Fiber 4 g, Protein 8 g

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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