Cheesy Low Carb Creamed Asparagus

Low Carb Recipes

The one (okay, two) recommendations I make to EVERYBODY doing low carb. Learn More

Oct 28

This Cheesy Low Carb Creamed Asparagus was part of a simple quest to dress up dinner. I do what I can with whatever I’ve already got in the kitchen, even if it is plain, ol’ everyday food, you know? I consider it kind of a challenge. And bonus points if it’s fast and easy, too. Because by the time of the day I’m getting around to cooking dinner? I don’t have all that much energy for last minute shopping trips to the farmers’ market or any kind of fancy-dancy kitchen hijinks. I just wanna eat, man!

I looked around my kitchen asking, “What would taste good with asparagus?” and this is what I came up with. However, the sauce is one I’ve no doubt will get introduced to many other vegetables before we’re all said and done… It just took a few minutes and was very tasty!

Cheesy Low Carb Creamed Asparagus

This super fast, super easy and delicious sauce would easily compliment any number of veggies. Because really? Cheese and bacon!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Sauce, Keto Side Dish, Vegetables with Sauce
Servings: 3
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces frozen asparagus steam-able
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon pieces

Instructions

  • Gather your stuff together.

  • Steam asparagus in microwave according to package directions
  • In a saucepan, add cream cheese, heavy cream and brown mustard.
  • Over medium-high heat, melt the cream cheese into the other ingredients,chopping it up and stirring frequently as you go.
  • Add the shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese, melting into the other ingredients. Let the sauce cook down a little. A little bubbling is fine, but we don't want to burn it, so don't forget to stir!
  • Mix in 2 Tablespoons of the bacon pieces, and turn heat to low.

  • Drain the cooked asparagus and put into a serving dish.


    It looked like more veggies on the box picture!
  • Mix sauce into asparagus.
  • Use the remaining bacon for garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Low Carb Creamed Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 504mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Serving size would be more if that darned box had more veggies in it! The sauce would have easily handled more veggies. Fortunately, it was tasty enough that having extra sauce on there didn't matter a whit.
A little pepper or other seasoning of your choice would be fine to add. But I would not add salt to this if you're using bacon pieces, or it would probably be too salty.
Dig this recipe?Follow @zengoddessdix & pin/tag it #lczen.

What do you think? Gonna give this one a go?

Keto in Five
  • Amanda says:

    I’m not able to eat cream cheese/heavy cream, do you think I could substitute it for Greek yogurt?

    • Hmmm. I am gathering you don’t have to be 100% dairy-free, or that wouldn’t be your choice of substitute. If you can do sour cream, I would try maybe a 2/3 sour cream to 1/3 Greek yogurt ratio to keep from getting too much of a bite from the yogurt flavor. But both of those ingredients will give you a little bite in the taste. If it’s too much twang, a tablespoon of sweetener could potentially offset. Also maybe up other cheeses a bit to keep the thick texture. I’d also taste-test it while making it. But please realize I haven’t tried this. I’m kind of nuts over cream cheese and heavy cream, so I don’t usually sub out for it!

  • Jamie says:

    I made this last night. I used fresh asparagus. I really liked it. I love asparagus, but my family hates it, so I’m always looking for new ways to get them to eat it. My husband actually liked it.

    You’re right about the sauce though. There was enough for two bunches of asparagus, so next time I’ll make two and have leftovers.

  • Gidgit says:

    So can you double up the recipe for two bundles of asparagus

  • Gidgit says:

    I have a bigger family

  • >
    Share75
    Pin1.1K
    Tweet
    Email
    Yum
    1.2K Shares