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Ham and Cheese Baked Asparagus

By Jason Fung, MD

Ham and Cheese Baked Asparagus

This cheesy baked asparagus is hands down my new favorite keto side dish. It’s easy, delicious, and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Recipe from All Day I Dream About Food
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Light Meal, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese grated or plant-based "cheese"
  • 2 oz mozzarella shredded or plant-based "cheese"
  • 1 oz ham cooked, diced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Wash and trim the woody ends from the asparagus. Pat dry well.
  • Lay the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and toss to combine, then spread out into a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with the minced garlic and bake 8 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and bright green.
  • Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler. Sprinkle the asparagus with the grated cheeses and diced ham.
  • Return to the oven on the second highest rack position and broil 2 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheese Baked Asparagus
Amount per Serving
Calories
152
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
30
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
234
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
192
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
825
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
202
mg
20
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Light Meal, Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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