Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

gluten freevegetarian
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?

Inspiralized Newsletter

Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time37 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 385 g 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

  • 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.
  • Next, lay the rest of the potato noodles on top of the layer of gruyere.
  • Then, sprinkle the other cup of gruyere over the noodles.
  • Lay down your asparagus over the gruyere, pressing down each time. Dust with freshly cracked pepper.
  • 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.
  • When done, slice into eight pieces and serve.

New to spiralizing? Grab your FREE eBook with our 20 Most Popular Blog Recipes!

Have a spiralizer and not sure where to start?How about making our fool-proof, most popularly made recipes from the blog? In this printable PDF eCookbook you’ll find photos and full recipes of our readers’ favorites to get you started!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

Recipe Rating




The maximum upload file size: 300 MB. You can upload: image. Drop file here

37 comments

This looks so good! I've never had gruyere before, what does it taste like?
It's hard to explain that taste, but it's luxurious and mild, not too salty and smells wonderful!
B Ansel says:
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!
Stacey says:
So looking forward to how much easier passover will be with a spiralizer!
Rachel Cooks says:
This is total comfort food!!! I want the whole pan.
Cathy Donlevie says:
would red potatoes work with this?
Red potatoes tend to be smaller and a bit more difficult to spiralize, but if you have a bunch of them go for it!
Cathy Donlevie says:
I'll give it a shot, thank you! Also only have swiss cheese which is different than gruyere but I think it'll be fine :)
Debbie says:
Do you think rutabaga would work in this instead of potato?
Yes!
Donna T says:
Thanks Debbie and Ali. My question was what can I use to substitute for the potatoes? Thank you.
Joanne says:
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.
Thanks, Joanne! It's definitely comfort food. I topped it with lentils and a fried egg the other night and it was even better!
Patty Buchanan says:
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:-)
Welcome, Patty! Let me know how you liked the casserole!
Karyn says:
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.
judy says:
this sounds wonderful! Reminds me of noodle kugel.You could do a greek style riff with feta and spinach (or kale, rough chopped).
Sheryl says:
How many white potatoes??
It says it in the recipe list!
Robyn says:
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.
Emily says:
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/
Sarah says:
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?
Lara says:
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!
Edith says:
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
Yes, it will be available in Europe! Nothing I can do to hurry it up, unfortunately, but it will be out soon!
Elizabeth Stern says:
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 says:
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!
Mary says:
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

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our most popular recipe PDF.

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales

cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you
...

rio and sol are 10 weeks old today! 👶🏻👶🏻 10 weeks! 2.5 months! let's chat.⁣ 🙏🏼

rio is much like luca. he loves to be held and needs more touch or movement to fall back asleep. he loves to stare at things in a serious way, especially high-contrast art for babies, so I love reading him books while I hold him (he's the best snuggler.)⁣

sol is my chill boy. he's a good sleeper. he smiles and loves to talk. he's squealing and making his goo-goo-ga-ga sounds all the time, I love chatting with him. he's a bit more like roma as a baby, a bit more independent. he makes the funniest faces and serves up the grimaces like luca used to.⁣

what's funny about twins is that just when you think you know their personality differences, they change - they'll swap. 🤷🏻‍♀️ and to tell them physically apart, there are two key differences:⁣
⏺ rio has a wider head and sol has a more narrow, round forehead⁣
⏺ rio weighs a full pound more than sol⁣

and yes, I have mixed them up a few times! I've been carrying one around, talking to them by name, and then all of a sudden, when I go to pick the other one up, I realize I mixed them up! 😱when they're not together or you're not looking at them straight on, it can be confusing! one of my favorite games is texting my family photos of them and saying, "who's who?!" they get it right 50% of the time, ha!⁣

so far, having twins is just so cool. it's so cool that there are two of them and they are identical! every week that goes by, their personalities shine and I am having so much fun getting to know them - and getting twice the cuddles. and yes, they do sometimes cry at the same exact time, but you just have to pause, gather yourself, and get your soothing game on.⁣ 💪🏼

I have to say, while having newborn twins and 2 other older kids at the same time has its challenges, I give a LOT of credit to those who have twins as their first baby experience - I can't imagine going into this not knowing what I already knew about raising babies. talk about overwhelming! 🤯 all moms are crushing it, but especially those first time moms with multiples - woop! bless you. 👏🏼 #identicaltwinboys #identicaltwins #monoditwins #twinmom #twinboys
...