1 pound asparagus-cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tbls. Smart Balance or butter
1 1/2 cups basic white sauce with cheese
3 tbls Smart Balance or butter
3 tbls flour
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup coarsely grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
To make the sauce melt 3 tablespoons of butter or Smart Balance add 3 tablespoons of flour and cook for a a few seconds or until combined. Slowly add the cup of milk and on low heat, stir until slightly thickened, add salt and pepper. Stir in cheese, stir until cheese is melted. If sauce is to thick a small amount of milk can be added, stir to combine.
Place cut asparagus in a buttered or use Smart Balance oven proof dish. Pour sauce over contents and sprinkle with crumbs and dot with butter or Smart Balance, Bake at 325 degree F. for 30 to 40 minutes.