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Asparagus with Cream Sauce

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Fresh asparagus is lightly sauced with a tasty, creamy sauce. The sauce is seasoned with a little lemon juice and Dijon mustard.


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Arrange asparagus spears in serving dish and keep warm.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in chicken broth and half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minute. Whisk in mustard, lemon juice, and pepper. Spoon sauce over asparagus. Serve immediately.
Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
Flexible and Tasty Recipe!, Member alisha.mc

The other day I got a little bored of the regular butter/lemon juice asparagus dressing so I decided to try something new. This recipe was that ""something new"" and my entire family loved it! I didn't measure out the mustard, flour, or lemon juice exactly. I just kind of spotted it. Intentionally, I threw in extra lemon juice because I do like that more sour taste on asparagus. Instead of black pepper, I substituted cayenne pepper. Cayenne seems more ""southern"" in flavour to me and it is more healthy for you than black. The texture was smooth and creamy. It had the perfect pucker and the perfect spice. The mustard was the ingredient I tasted the most of and it would be completely safe to take some extra out. Later that night I used the leftovers of this sauce on a salad. Because the sauce had cooled, it was thicker and worked well as a salad dressing. I'd like to add some honey to the recipe to make a more southern honey-mustard salad dressing.

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