Lemon Asparagus Casserole
A holiday celebration doesn't have to require endless trips to the market and several days in the kitchen. This streamlined recipe puts an emphasis on make-ahead work, so the cook can enjoy the meal too.
Why This Recipe Works
Instead of the usual green bean variety, our Lemon Asparagus Casserole recipe uses two great spring flavors to bring something fresh to the holiday table. Holding each asparagus stalk by either end and snapping will naturally break the stalk at the point where it has become tough and stringy—this part should be discarded. Zesting only the bright yellow outer peel of the lemon brightened our Lemon Asparagus Casserole recipe by avoiding the white pith underneath the peel, which can impart a bitter flavor.