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Cheesy Asparagus Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #casserole is made with #asparagus, #celery, onions, & #CheddarCheese & has a delightful #RitzCracker crumb topping. Excellent choice for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving, #Christmas or #Easter. #CheesyAsparagusCasserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Teresa Ambra
Cheesy Asparagus Casserole is a fantastic side dish to serve for company or holidays. It's made with cheddar cheese, asparagus and celery and includes a Ritz Cracker crumb topping. This vintage comfort food recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter dinner.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 236 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 large sauce pan or stock pot with lid
  • 2 quart casserole baking dish
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 mixing spoon
  • 1 collandar
  • 1 Rolling Pin to crush the Ritz crackers (or crush them in your hands)
  • 1 colander


  • 2 bundles fresh asparagus young and tender (see note below)
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 cups Ritz crackers crushed (measure after crushing)
  • 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar cheese shredded


  • Cut two inches off the bottom of the asparagus spears and discard.  
  • Cut remaining part of the spears in two-inch pieces.
  • Cook fresh asparagus in boiling water in large stock pot over high heat.
  • Drain asparagus in colander; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine asparagus with celery, onion, sour cream, 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour mixture into greased 2qt. casserole dish.
  • Then combine remaining 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese, melted butter and crushed Ritz crackers in a small bowl.
  • Stir ingredients with a fork; then sprinkle topping on top of casserole.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


NOTE: The original recipe called for mayonnaise instead of sour cream. Since we don’t prefer cooked mayonnaise in recipes, I usually substitute sour cream instead.
NOTE: Instead of boiling the asparagus, you can also grill the asparagus with a little salt, pepper and olive oil. It increases the savory flavor of this casserole.
NOTE: You must use young, tender asparagus for this recipe. Otherwise, the side dish will turn out tough and stringy.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 587IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asparagus, casserole, cheddar cheese, cheesy asparagus casserole, holiday side dish, ritz crackers, side dish
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