1. In a 1-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic measuring cup place butter. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 1 minute or until melted.
2. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. 3. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until thickened and smooth. Stir occasionally. 4. Stir in cheese until melted. 5. Place 1 package of asparagus in a deep, 2-quart, heat- resistant, non-metallic baking dish. 6. Sprinkle 1/2 of toasted almonds over asparagus. Pour half of sauce over almonds. 7. Repeat layers with remaining asparagus, almonds and sauce. 8. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through.
9. Before serving, sprinkle with paprika, if desired.