Asparagus au Gratin with Gluten Free Mama’s Flour Blend

Ingredients

2 pounds thin asparagus

2 1/2 cups Gluten Free vegetable broth

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons Gluten Free Mama’s Flour Blend

¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided

½ cup White Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat broiler on High. Line broiler safe baking dish (7 x 11 pan is best) with paper towels or a lint free kitchen cloth. Slice the woody ends off the asparagus and discard them.

2. Bring broth to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus stalks to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly tender,2-4 minutes. Transfer asparagus to paper/cloth-lined baking dish. Pour remaining broth into a heat-safe liquid measuring cup. If liquid does not read 1 1/4-cup mark, add water until it does.

3. Melt butter in now empty skillet over medium heat. Add Gluten Free Mama’s Flour Blend and cook, stirring constantly until golden, about 1 minute. Whisk in reserved broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Off heat, whisk in ½ cup Parmesan and White Cheddar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

4. Remove paper towels from baking dish. Drizzle sauce over center of asparagus and top with remaining Parmesan. Broil until cheese is golden and asparagus is tender, 4-8 minutes. Serve.

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