Serve this Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip with white corn tortilla chips, fluffy pita bread, zucchini rounds, and your favorite assortment of crackers. It’s flavorful and so flipping tasty!
Sometimes you go on an asparagus-buying spree, only to realize you already have a pile of the stuff at home.
In your fridge.
Oh yes, vegetables can be terribly judgmental. Especially when you bypass the broccoli for some center-cut bacon. Don’t think for a moment that it’s not staring you down. Every wonder why broccoli and cauliflower sometimes make you gassy? It’s called vengeance.
But don’t quote me on that.
Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip
Hookay so asparagus dip – I know! It sounds a bit out of the ordinary, but don’t run for the door!
I’ve been making this dip for years and have been DYING to post it on P&C forever now.
It’s ridiculously good! It’s also cursed. Every freaking time I make this dip the clouds come out, resulting in overcast lighting and dull photos. You’d think after making it 100+ times I’d catch a break? Nope! My photo insecurity has kept me from posting it for long enough, so I’m throwing caution to the wind and posting my crappy photos so I can finally share this dip with you.
But if you ever come to visit you’ll need to dive in and eat fast…. otherwise I’ll have inhaled the entire bowl before you can even contemplate the social ramifications of double-dipping.
serving suggestions for asparagus dip
Serve alongside white corn tortilla chips, fluffy pita bread, zucchini rounds, and even some blanched and chilled asparagus spears.
Yes, you read that right! Though it borderline feels vaguely like veggie-cannibalism, dipping asparagus IN asparagus dip is a little slice of awesome. Though zucchini fares quite well if you’re uncomfortable with the controversy of the ordeal!
There’s a reason I’ve been making this dip for years — I LOVE it! The texture of is super similar to a fluffy cheese souffle [um, YUM!] and the taste? It’s like hot, bubbly spinach and artichoke dip. Plus asparagus is in season, so grab a stalk or two of these delicious spears and get cooking!
If for some reason you’re lucky enough to wind up with a little lefotver dip, promise me you’ll try this recipe for asparagus flatbread pizza:
If you get a chance to try this Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation.
Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip
Serve this Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip with white corn tortilla chips, fluffy pita bread, zucchini rounds, and your favorite assortment of crackers. It's flavorful and so flipping tasty!
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 F.
- Trim the ends of your asparagus and blanch in a thin layer of boiling water for about a minute or so, just long enough to turn the stalks bright green and tender. Immediately plunge the spears in an ice bath or rinse with super cold water to halt the cooking process and then strain.
- Add them to the food processor and pulse to puree. You'll want one heaping cup of gorgeous green puree. Add smashed garlic, spices, and cheeses to the processor and pulse to whip ingredients together. Taste and adjust spices to taste.
- Move mixture to a baking dish and top with a little extra grated cheese and a thin layer of panko bread crumbs.
- Top with a barely there drizzle of olive oil and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
- Dive in with crunchy tortilla chips and your favorite dippers!
Looking for a fun topping for your dip? Top with an extra sprinkle of parmesan cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, and/or toasted panko breadcrumbs.
Since I’m cooking for one here, I blanch/cook the entire bunch of asparagus, use half for the dip and then use the remainder for salads, quiches, pasta dishes, and sushi. Or sometimes I just eat it chilled, straight up. It’s one of my favorite snacks to nibble on while I’m cooking. So whether you’re making the dip in the snack-sized portion above or doubling the recipe, cook the whole batch of asparagus regardless. Its good for you. And yummy.
hungry for more?
- Lemon Asparagus Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Feta
- Easy Cheesy Asparagus Spinach Dip
- Easy Blanched Asparagus with Cayenne, Lemon, and Garlic
If you get a chance to try this Cheesy Baked Asparagus Dip, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!