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Asparagus Mushroom Melt

English muffins topped with fresh veggies and cheese make this a flavorful meal or snack.
English muffins topped with chopped asparagus, mushrooms and broiled cheese are shown on plates.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 8 muffin halves
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

4 English muffins
¼ cup finely minced onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil
½ pound asparagus, trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1/2 inch rounds
½ teaspoon ground thyme, oregano or basil
1 ½ teaspoons vinegar (any type)
1 dash each salt and pepper
¾ cup (3 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Toast muffin halves and place on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion and mushrooms in oil, stirring often, until just beginning to brown.
  4. Add asparagus, thyme and vinegar. Sauté, stirring often, until asparagus is barely tender. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide the vegetable mixture equally onto the muffin halves. Top each muffin with shredded cheese.
  6. Broil muffins until the cheese melts. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • To trim asparagus, remove the tough bottom 1 to 1 1/2 inch of the stalk.
  • No English muffins? Serve over a whole grain such as brown rice or bulgur.

Comments

I needed a side dish for dinner and I had asparagus and mushrooms in the firdge that needed to be used up.  I found this recipe and followed it except for adding the english muffin.  It was very good!  I recommend it with or without the muffin.

This makes a tasty lunch or snack. We had this prepared by a local caterer for a meeting and it went over very well.

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