Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

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3 minutes
February 16, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

This satisfying Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole is comforting like macaroni and cheese (you know, except with vegetables).

Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole
Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

If you or someone you love thinks vegetables are boring or yucky, this Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole recipe could change their mind. As The Pants said upon trying this dish, “It tastes like cheese, and that’s all it takes for me.” You could add other veggies too, or even add diced ham or chicken to make this a complete meal! It’s important to cut the potatoes small and use thick stalks of asparagus so the potatoes aren’t too hard and the asparagus isn’t too soft.

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Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

This cheesy side dish is healthier than you would think because of a surprise ingredient.

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 2/3 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup medium cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large baking potato peeled and diced into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese, half and half, ¾ c. cheddar cheese, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Add asparagus and potatoes, and stir to coat. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes in preheated oven. Sprinkle remaining cheese and paprika over top, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Casseroles, Side Dishes
  • Cuisine: American

This recipe was inspired by this easy mac and cheese:

Andi Gleeson


3 weeks ago

Yummy, I added more garlic but my family loved this!

1 month ago

Loved this recipe! I added red pepper flakes before serving, it was delicious! I will be making this again! Thank you for the recipe!

Pamela Koop
5 years ago

Using this as a make ahead dish for tonight. Smells delish before even baking. Will let you know how it works out.

Pamela Koop
5 years ago

Update…Turned out great, Big hit. Thanks Andi for a new idea for a side dish.

Sandra Watts
7 years ago

It looks delicious.

Andi Gleeson
7 years ago

Thank you, Sandra!! :)

9 years ago

What can you sub for cottage cheese?

9 years ago

Sorry for the late response. You could try ricotta instead if you like that. Good luck!

10 years ago

what size of potato should i use?

10 years ago

Hi, Cloey. You can use a good-sized baking potato, about 3/4 lb.

11 years ago

Thanks for coming by Saturday Dishes. This sounds great.

Wishes for tasty dishes,
Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

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