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Asparagus and Mascarpone Gratin

Asparagus and Mascarpone Gratin is the most decadent, divine, delicious asparagus dish ever. Mascarpone cheese makes the gratin super creamy and rich.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 212kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  • Place oven rack 6 inches from broiler and heat broiler on high.
  • In a 2-quart gratin dish, toss together the asparagus, onion, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • Broil until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • Remove asparagus from oven and dollop mascarpone in little spoonfuls over asparagus. Sprinkle with nutmeg and top with breadcrumb mixture. Broil until bubbly and golden brown, about 2 minutes.


Calories: 212kcal