Creamed Asparagus on Toast – An Old Fashioned Creamed Asparagus Recipe

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Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs. Serve this quick meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a side dish or main course. Any way you eat it, it’s delish!

Creamed Asparagus on Toast

It doesn’t get more old fashioned than creamed asparagus.  This creamed asparagus uses fresh asparagus, not the canned type.

There’s honestly nothing better than fresh asparagus in the spring.  My Dad planted an asparagus patch in the 1970’s, and since my family lives on the farm, I’ve inherited the patch as my own. Score!

Now, I generally make my asparagus in the microwave using this recipe 99% of the time as a side dish.

But, a couple friends of mine mentioned that they ate asparagus in cream sauce for lunch, and I was intrigued to say the least.

Asparagus in Cream Sauce

I bet you can guess what I did next. Well I asked Diane and Tina for the recipe of course (thanks Ladies!), and it is one of those recipes with no ingredient amounts.

Taking an old fashioned recipe and figuring out the ingredient amounts is my kind of challenge.

I ran home, and whipped up this asparagus cooked in milk, and it is so very tasty.  I love any type of creamed vegetable (peas, spinach, cabbage, corn), so I’m not sure why it hadn’t occurred to me to try creamed asparagus.

Ingredients for Old Fashioned Creamed Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus

Hard Boiled Eggs (optional)

Butter

Milk

Cornstarch

Salt

Black Pepper

Buttered Toast Points

What are toast points?

Some old fashioned recipes call for you to serve them along side toast points.  A toast point is typically a piece of white bread that has been toasted and buttered. Then, cut the toast diagonally into two triangular pieces. Often times, the crust of the bread is also removed.

Even though white bread is typically used, feel free to use your favorite type of bread.  You can also leave the crust on if desired. But the butter is required (in our opinion).

How to make creamed asparagus over toast:

For the full recipe amounts and instructions for creamed asparagus with hard boiled eggs, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Hard boil eggs. Cut into small chunks, and set aside.
  2. Wash and cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Par-boil and drain asparagus.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet; add cooked asparagus, hard boiled eggs and half the milk and bring to a low simmer.
  5. Mix cornstarch with remaining milk.
  6. Add cornstarch slurry to asparagus mixture; bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
  7. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  8. Serve over buttered toast points.

What to serve with Creamed Asparagus?

Creamed Asparagus with Hard Boiled Eggs is a meal in itself when served over toasted, buttered bread.  The beauty of creamed asparagus is that it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, and you can serve it as a main dish or side dish.  Need some meal ideas centered around easy creamed asparagus? Check these out:

Breakfast

Creamed Asparagus and Fried Potatoes

Lunch

Bologna Salad, Red Hot Cinnamon Apples and Creamed Asparagus

Dinner

Ham Steak, Stewed Tomatoes, Creamed Asparagus and Fruit Salad

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Notes About Creamed Asparagus on Toast:

  • I love this over buttered toast points, but it’s also delicious over hot biscuits.
  • Just par-boil the asparagus when boiling so that it still has a bite to it. It will continue to cook in the cream sauce.  You don’t want mushy asparagus in the end.
  • Omit the Hard-boiled eggs, if desired.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper.  If not, your asparagus in cream sauce will be bland.
  • What to serve with creamed asparagus? Serve it as a main dish over toast or try eating it along side a ham steak for a perfect dinner.
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Creamed Asparagus on Toast

Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus with cream sauce, creamed asparagus, creamed asparagus on toast, creamed asparagus over toast, creamed asparagus with fresh asparagus, old fashioned creamed asparagus
Servings: 6 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3-4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Buttered Toast Points

Instructions

  • Par-cook asparagus in boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until crisp tender.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Drain asparagus.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Melt butter in large skillet; add drained asparagus and chopped hard boiled eggs.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Add half of the milk to the skillet, and bring to a low simmer.
  • Add cornstarch to the remaining cold milk and stir to make a slurry.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Add milk slurry to the skillet and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.
  • Serve over buttered toast points.
    Creamed Asparagus on Toast is an old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe with hard boiled eggs.

Notes

  • I love this over buttered toast points, but it's also delicious over hot biscuits.
  • Just par-boil the asparagus when boiling so that it still has a bite to it. It will continue to cook in the cream sauce.  You don't want mushy asparagus in the end.
  • Hard-boiled eggs can be omitted, if desired.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper.  If not, your asparagus in cream sauce will be bland.
  • What to serve with creamed asparagus? Serve it as a main dish over toast or try eating it along side a ham steak for a perfect dinner. 
  • Love asparagus? Try this perfect microwave version

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  1. Will have to remember this for meatless Mondays. Years ago a college roommate gave me a casserole recipe with these ingredients plus tiny green peas. Now I’m inspired to dig it out

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