Fresh asparagus is one of the finest treats of spring. While my favorite way to eat asparagus is an easy roast in the oven, these Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Spears make a lovely treat for a more formal table.
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Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Spears
Puff pastry, fresh asparagus, cream cheese, Parmesan, and egg are all the ingredients you need to make this crowd pleaser. If helps if the cream cheese is at room temperature, but the puff pastry rolls out better if it’s cold.
To make these delicious little spears, roll out the puff pastry, spread cream cheese on it, and cut it into thin strips. Trim the bottom of the asparagus, and peel a little bit if the spears are really fat. Then, simple roll one sprig of asparagus around the puff pastry. Once all of the pasty is used, brush a little egg on the spears, and then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. By the way, if you need a nice baking sheet, I love these half baking sheets from Nordic Ware! I use them for everything – love them for sheet pan dinners. My favorite micro-plane also comes in very handy, as does this pizza cutter.
Your guests will love this easy recipe. It makes a great side dish or a nice appetizer too. Here’s your printable recipe for this delicious side dish or appetizer.
- 5 ounces puff pastry sheets
- flour for dusting
- 1/2 pound asparagus , washed and trimmed
- 1-2 ounces cream cheese
- one egg, beaten
- 2 TBS parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll the puff pastry sheet out into a 10" x 6" rectangle.
- Cover with cream cheese.
- Cut the sheet into 10 thin strips.
- Roll each strip around one spear of asparagus.
- Brush with egg and top with parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
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