Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Passover is less than a week away and Easter is in a couple of weeks. No matter what your persuasion, this casserole recipe is an easy dish to make that will not only impress and satisfy your guests, it will save you time.

Time better spent sipping on Bloody Mary’s or taking turns sharing stories about that one time Grandma Ida ate a glob of wasabi, thinking it was guacamole.

Oh, Grandma Ida.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

I will never forget the look of panic on her face as that wasabi hit her tongue. She was a good sport about it – laughed it off like the champ she is. Grandma Ida is my mother’s mother. Up until a few years ago, she was my next-door neighbor!

In middle school, I had difficulty reading. I could never do well on quizzes about the assignment from the night before. For some reason, I would read over the paragraphs but not remember or process what was happening.

It was extremely discouraging and frustrating. When my grandmother found out that I was having trouble, she became my reading buddy. Every day, I’d walk over to her house and sit down on the couch with her, reading books like A Tale of Two Cities.

Whatever she did, it worked. I started to comprehend what I was reading and I became a straight A student.

Reading’s important. Reading makes you a better conversationalist, writer and advice-giver. Whether you’re reading Cosmopolitan or Moby Dick, you’re learning something and becoming smarter.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

My grandmother has nothing to do with this recipe, but I happened to be thinking about her today and haven’t mentioned her much (my Italian grandparents’ tend to steal the spotlight, because they’re the foodies.)

This casserole is sinfully easy. After you make it, you might look around to see if there are any hidden cameras. It’s really too good to be true!

Step 1: Place half of your potato noodles in the bottom of a 1.9 quart casserole dish.

Step 2: Place 1 cup of your shredded cheese on top of the noodles.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Step 3: Place the rest of your potato noodles on top of the layer of cheese.

Step 4: Top these noodles with cheese and then asparagus.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Step 5: Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 400. Then, sprinkle with grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese and broil for 2 minutes.

That’s it. Really, nothing else. Actually, I drizzled the asparagus with olive oil and seasoned with freshly cracked pepper. That’s optional though.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Once the casserole comes out of the oven, the melted gruyere will fill your kitchen with such a luxurious aroma, your guests will think you’ve been taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris!

To serve, just slice 8 (or 16) pieces and place them on a serving tray. It’s important to cut all the way through the casserole (through the noodles) so that when you scoop out each piece, none of the noodles pull out.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

If you make 8 portions, each rectangular piece falls around 200 calories (a bit less). Serve that next to your ham and your Easter feast is complete. Or, serve this next to your Gefilte fish and your Passover feast is complete.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

I find this casserole very elegant and soft spoken. Can a casserole even be soft spoken? The creaminess of the gruyere and the lightness of the asparagus and fluffy potato noodles creates a wonderful texture that’s ideal for sharing.

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

What will you be spiralizing for your Easter/Passover celebration?

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Serves 1

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

10 minPrep Time

27 minCook Time

37 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 385g white potatoes, peeled, Blade C
  • 2 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 10-12 asparagus spears, bottoms snapped off
  • pepper to taste from peppercorn grinder
  • 2 tsp grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a 1.9 quart casserole dish, place in half of your spiralized potato noodles. On top, evenly spread one cup of the gruyere.
  2. Next, lay the rest of the potato noodles on top of the layer of gruyere.
  3. Then, sprinkle the other cup of gruyere over the noodles.
  4. Lay down your asparagus over the gruyere, pressing down each time. Dust with freshly cracked pepper.
  5. Finally, place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the casserole, set the oven to broil and sprinkle the top of the casserole with the parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Place the casserole back into the oven and broil for 2 minutes.
  6. When done, slice into eight pieces and serve.
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Comments

  1. This looks so good! I’ve never had gruyere before, what does it taste like?

  2. Ali, deeeelicious recipe!! One question, did you use domestic or imported gruyere? Personally, I think there’s a world of difference in the flavor and meltability. Imported gruyere (labeled “le gruyer”) always wins, hands down. It’s one cheese we haven’t perfected yet in this country. Just my opinion. If anyone knows of a really good domestic gruyere, please let me know.

    • I bought it at the grocery store in the “imported cheeses” section, so I’m thinking it’s imported! You can check your local cheese and meat shops or Whole Foods, where I got mine!

  3. I love guryere! Its so dreamy.

  4. So looking forward to how much easier passover will be with a spiralizer!

  5. This is total comfort food!!! I want the whole pan.

  6. Cathy Donlevie :

    would red potatoes work with this?

  7. Do you think rutabaga would work in this instead of potato?

  8. Your Grandma Ida sounds awesome!! And I give her many kudos for taking the wasabi like a champ. Not an easy feat.

    I want this comfort food casserole! I’m sure all those crunchy potato outsides and creamy insides are heavenly.

  9. Patty Buchanan :

    I am so excited to have found your blog (after seeing your post on Skinnytaste). I have owned a spiralizer for a couple of months and love it. Can’t wait to try your recipes, they look amazing!!! I just got all the ingredients for this casserole and we are having it for dinner tonight. Thanks:-)

  10. Thought it was delicious but the cooking time was double what the recipe said. Not sure why? If they are supposed to be al dente do the 25 minutes but if you like your potatoes softer I would do 45.

  11. this sounds wonderful! Reminds me of noodle kugel.You could do a greek style riff with feta and spinach (or kale, rough chopped).

  12. How many white potatoes??

  13. I made this for Passover and followed the recipe exactly. I used russet potatoes (peeled). I cooked it for 30 minutes and the potatoes were crunchy/raw. I think this would have been delicious had the noodles been soft, but I’m not sure how much longer it would have needed to cook.

  14. Thanks for sharing this creative and delicious-looking recipe! AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com has featured it on our blog, Recipe Chatter. You can check it out here: http://www.recipechatter.com/12-recipes-that-actually-make-asparagus-taste-good/

  15. I tried assembling this ahead of time (~4 hours ahead of cooking it) and my potatoes turned black…. Do you think this is because I had it sitting in the fridge for awhile before cooking it?

    • Best way for potatoes to “keep” once they are sliced is to place them in cold water in the fridge. I learned that trick working in a deli making hash browns!

  16. Hi Alissandra,
    It is me again, Edith from sunny old London. I just printed off your Gruyere and Asparagus Potato noodle Casserole. Sounds really tasty. Cannot wait, but again if I press on print just the recipe prints and unfortunately not the picture with it, which is a bit of a shame, so please hurry up with your book which, I hope, will also be available in Europe.
    Kind regards
    Edith

  17. Elizabeth Stern :

    I am baking this now!!! I can’t wait to try it out for the first night of Hanukkah!!!! Do I need to be keeping it covered while it bakes for the first portion before the broil?! Thanks for all the great recipes!!!!!!!

    • Broil uncovered! Hope you love it!

      • Elizabeth Stern :

        Thanks!! I sautéed garlic and shallots and added that in with the olive oil you mentioned!! Baked it a little longer because I added an extra potato in there but it turned out great!!! We had it for dinner as the main course with a big side salad and it was a hit! Thanks again!!! Can’t wait to try more!

  18. I made this last week and reversed the asparagus tips so that each of my 8 squares would have some tips. It was delicious and so pretty! Thanks for a great idea

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