Curried Asparagus Pasta Gratin

July 22, 2015  |   Emma Zumsen
fresh asparagus on a wooden tabletop
45 min


  • 2 C milk
  • 1 1/2 C swiss or Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 C parmesan cheese, grated and divided
  • 3/4 tsp Hain® sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Cook pasta per package directions, add asparagus for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time. Strain pasta and asparagus completely.
  2. For the sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add curry powder and stir for 30 seconds. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, until the mixture is evenly incorporated.
  3. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes, until mixture comes to a boil and sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in swiss or cheddar cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Remove from heat and gently stir in cooked pasta and asparagus pieces. Spoon mixture into a greased 6-cup baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

About the author

Emma Zumsen

Emma Zumsen

Emma is a wildly curious baker, mama, creator, and reader who loves a good farmer’s market almost as much as she loves a new pair of shoes. Born in Montana and raised in Minnesota, she made her way to the east coast nine years ago where she has settled in Brooklyn with her husband and son. In an effort to channel her various interests, passions, and experiences into something productive, she divides her professional brain between food and digital marketing – both of which she finds endlessly fascinating. Emma’s two favorite foods are freshly popped popcorn shared with her kiddo and guacamole.