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Creamy Citrus & Herb Asparagus

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6 servings, 1/6 recipe (108 g) each

Celebrate spring with a seasonal side dish!  Our Creamy Citrus & Herb Asparagus recipe is a simple vegetable side dish, made easily with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese.

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  • Place asparagus in microwaveable casserole dish. Add water; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat broth in small saucepan. Add cream cheese product; cook until cream cheese is melted and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in zest.
  • Drain asparagus; top with sauce.

Serving Suggestion

For a simple and elegant presentation, divide cooked asparagus spears into 6 bundles; tie each with a steamed green onion.


Substitute your favourite hot cooked vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots or Brussels sprouts, for the cooked asparagus.


Prepare recipe in 11x7-inch microwaveable dish instead of the casserole dish.

How to Trim Fresh Asparagus

Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.


  • 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (108 g) each

Healthy Living

Nutrition Bonus

Here's a tasty way to enjoy vegetables. And as a bonus, the asparagus and cream cheese product team up to provide a good source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (108 g) each
Calories 70
% Daily Value
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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