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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While this recipe does take a little more time to put together than many of the easier recipes I make, the extra effort is worth it in the end. And honestly, it doesn’t really take all that long to make this recipe.
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.
- 5 ounces puff pastry sheets
- flour for dusting
- 10 pieces asparagus
- 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.
What’s your favorite way to eat asparagus? Enjoy this recipe!”