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Low Carb Asparagus Gratin

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This asparagus gratin is an easy side dish recipe that works well with meat or fish. Low carb and keto recipe.Low Carb Asparagus Gratin - a tasty side dish recipe

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Is there anything more low carb than taking a wonderful vegetable and elevating it… by adding cheese? With this gratin recipe I haven't bothered about low carb breadcrumb alternatives or even used my classic pork rind topping – cheese is enough!

How to Make a Low Carb Asparagus Gratin

Simply place the trimmed asparagus in a baking dish – and by trimmed I mean breaking the woody end of the stalk off each asparagus. Then mix together some melted butter, garlic, and dried thyme. What a combination of flavors! Pour it over the asparagus.Low Carb Asparagus Gratin - a tasty side dish recipe

Season with salt and pepper, then roast in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Cooking time depends on how thick your stalks of asparagus are, but at this point you are looking to have them just slightly tender.

Sprinkle over some shredded cheese (I used an Italian blend, but seriously – use your favorite!), and return the dish to the oven. Continue to cook until the cheese has melted and starting to turn golden brown. If the asparagus tips are cooking too quickly at this point, you could place it under the broiler (overhead grill) instead to speed things up.

Oh and a quick tip for serving – if you have the asparagus layered like I have – make sure everyone gets some from the top and some from the bottom. The top ones have the most cheese, but the lower layers are more buttery!

Low Carb Asparagus Gratin - a tasty side dish recipe

 

Low Carb Asparagus Gratin

Low Carb Asparagus Gratin

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This asparagus gratin is an easy side dish recipe that works well with meat or fish. Low carb and keto recipe.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz asparagus , trimmed
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • ½ tsp garlic paste, or minced garlic
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the asparagus in a baking dish.
  2. Mix together the melted butter, garlic, and dried thyme, and pour it over the asparagus.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the asparagus and return the dish to the oven. Continue to cook until the cheese has melted and starting to turn golden brown.

Notes

2g net carbs per serving of four people (quarter of whole recipe)

4g net carbs per serving of two people (half of whole recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 108Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 26mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g
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Karen

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

WOW! Completely and totally delicious! I’m sure this is a nrw family favorite.

Georgina

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know!

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