4-Ingredient Asparagus and Mushroom Bake

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Customer Submitted, Sides
asparagus bake

Asparagus might as well be crowned the king of spring veggies. Not only can it stand on its own as a fancy side dish but it’s also low in calories and high in nutrients! According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 10 asparagus spears have just 40 calories and almost as much protein as an egg. Make these smart yet satisfying spears a part of your healthy menu with this simple Asparagus and Mushroom Bake!

This user generated recipe was submitted by new Nutrisystem member, Jacquelynn, through our Recipe Submission page. The best part about it? You only need four simple ingredients to put it together! Featuring white mushrooms, crushed tomatoes and green onions, this healthy Asparagus and Mushroom Bake is the perfect spring side dish for your meal prepping.

Simply pour all of the ingredients in a large baking dish and bake at 350 degrees until the asparagus is tender (about 20 to 30 minutes). Transfer it to an air-tight container and throw it in the fridge for easy eating! It’s a great way to get in your Vegetable servings throughout the week without much effort.

One serving of this Asparagus and Mushroom Bake clocks in at just 28 calories! It counts as one Vegetable serving on the Nutrisystem program. We recommend eating at least four servings of non-starchy veggies each day on our weight loss plan. However, they are unlimited and you can always add in more if you’re hungry! Therefore, feel free to double, triple or even quadruple your serving size for this light and healthy side dish. Easily keep track of all of your Vegetable servings by logging this recipe in the NuMi app.

Healthy Hacks: Feel free to add in other non-starchy veggies to this unlimited recipe. Try it with bell pepper strips, extra tomatoes, sliced onions and even zucchini. Serve with a PowerFuel and SmartCarb to make it a full-on Flex meal! We love it with shaved Parmesan cheese and quinoa but it would also be delicious with grilled chicken and brown rice. Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more Flex meal inspiration!

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Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 28

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.