Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Spears Recipe


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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.

Asparagus Spears with Cream Cheese & Parmesan

Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Spears

ingredients for cream cheese and 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.

prepping the asparagus spears

asparagus spears

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.

cream cheese and parmesan aspargus cigars

Yield: 6 side dish servings

Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Cigars Recipe

asparagus spears

Delicious appetizer or side dish made with fresh asparagus, puff pastry, and a little bit of cheese! A great spring recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll the puff pastry sheet out into a 10" x 6" rectangle.
  3. Cover with cream cheese.
  4. Cut the sheet into 10 thin strips.
  5. Roll each strip around one spear of asparagus.
  6. Brush with egg and top with parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

Nutritional data is not always correct.

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What’s your favorite way to eat asparagus? Enjoy this recipe!

Cream Cheese & Parmesan Asparagus Spears

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. These are so pretty!!! I love asparagus and tried to make something similar once using crescent rolls, but they were gross… I guess I don’t like crescent rolls! 😛 I will have to try the puff pastry next time. Yummy! They look like unicorn horns!

    1. The puff pastry is really good. And good thing, too, because I have to keep making these until I get a decent photo. 😉

  2. Oh I know! I bought my first asparagus a couple of weeks ago and was SO excited. I love these rolled spears!!! With as much asparagus that we eat this time of year, I too, like to mix things up. Thanks for sharing such a great treat!

  3. These would be wonderful for Easter dinner! They are pretty too:) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  4. That’s a new one…I think they’re pretty! I think I’d call them unicorn horns like Rachel suggested. 🙂 I’ve just posted this week’s Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you’d like.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  5. Delicious Cigars looks very perfect party appetizer. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. I am highlighting this recipe on this weeks hop.

  6. Just gorgeous Michelle! Pinned and featured on Facebook today. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  7. Ah! I want to try these! I love asparagus! Quick question though, you list using cream cheese twice, was one of them supposed to be parmesan cheese?

    1. Opps! Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed the recipe. Put the cream cheese on the puff pastry. Sprinkle the top with the parmesan cheese. 🙂

  8. What happened to the actual recipe here. I know I seen it before but now that I am ready to make these don’t see anything other then the picture and the intro. What am I missing here?

    1. What the heck??? There was a recipe here. I’ll get it added back on. This is annoying!! Thanks for letting me know.

    1. I have no idea!! I’m panicking a bit because every recipe I wrote using this particular recipe card plug in has vanished from my blog!!! I’m trying to figure out if I can retrieve my recipes or if I will just have to redo them all. I’ll have the recipe back one way or the other. 🙁

  9. Oh good, I see you got it back up. I hope that means your plug in started working again and not that you had to rekey them in manually. Thanks

    1. Yes!! The plug-in designer actually had to go in on the backend and fix whatever happened. I’m not sure what he did, but I was sweating pretty hard there for a few days. I never even really thought of losing my work like that!! UGH!! Thanks for hanging in there. 🙂

    1. Oh NOT again!! I am getting this plug-in off my blog as soon as I restore the data. Thank you for letting me know. I will email you as soon as it’s fixed.

  10. I love asparagus! And these look great! They’d be a huge hit at Easter! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Pinned!

  11. How fun do these sound!! I love the idea and I bet kiddos would gobble them up 🙂 I love, love, love asparagus and will definitely be giving this recipe a try 🙂 Visiting from the Yummy recipes FB group.

  12. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Please join us again tomorrow 🙂

    Kelli (

  13. hi dear I have a question for you 1- did you wrap the sparragus uncooked or you stream it firs?
    2- what is the oven temperature that you use to get the perfect cook and beautiful look?
    Thanks much from a California mom

  14. Oh I love this recipe! Love, love, love it! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

    1. I would think so, Kim, but I don’t know for sure as I have cooked them right away each time I’ve made them. Let me know how it works out if you try it!

  15. These turned out great! Come asparagus season I’m always looking for different way to prepare asparagus so I’ll have to pin this recipe for later.