Puff Pastry Asparagus is a quick and fun appetizer that you can make for any dinner party. They are fancy little puff pastry-wrapped asparagus bites sprinkled with cheese and baked in the oven until they’re golden brown. You’re friends and family will be impressed by your appetizer-making skills!
Puff Pastry Asparagus
This asparagus puff pastry recipe is deceptively easy especially when the bites look so sophisticated. This year when you’re asked to bring a dish to a dinner or holiday party, you’ll know exactly what to make. You can fit making them into your normal routine with little effort and there’s hardly any cleanup.
These pastry twists are also a great idea for brunch! They are light and fit perfectly with a fruit platter, egg benedicts, and mimosas. Whether you’re hosting brunch at your house or are going to a friend’s, be sure to make this delicious asparagus pastry dish.
How to make puff pastry asparagus
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.
Roll out each sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
Cut each sheet into 6 equal rectangles.
Place 2 asparagus on each rectangle diagonally.
Toss Asparagus with Olive Oil and sprinkle the asparagus with salt and black pepper as desired.
Top with a sprinkle of cheese.
Fold the opposite ends of the puff pastry over the asparagus.
Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg.
Sprinkle with additional salt and black pepper if desired.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden.
Tips for success/variations:
Here are a few tips and variation ideas for puff pastry asparagus.
- It’s easiest to use frozen puff pastry instead of trying to make this tricky dough on your own. You can get it from the freezer section of the grocery store and it tastes great.
- You can easily turn these roll-ups into an asparagus tart with fresh asparagus, a cheese mixture of parmesan cheese and gruyere, and puff pastry. It’s easy to find a tart recipe that will give you the exact steps.
- Place a cooling rack on the baking sheet before putting the wrapped cheesy puff pastries on top to help the air circulate and make the bottoms crispy as well.
- If you really want to give this dish a boost of flavor, add a dollop of cream cheese on top of the asparagus spears before wrapping them with a pastry sheet.
- Don’t forget to lightly brush the tops of the pastry rolls with egg wash to give them a beautiful sheen and help make them golden.
How to serve:
You can also make them into a meal with these delicious Oven Baked Pork Chops, Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenderloins, and Garlic Pasta, or Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken.
How to store:
You can make these puff pastry bundles ahead of time and keep them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two days before cooking them. This is handy if you want to make them at home and then finish them the day of the party or meal.
After they’re cooked, you can keep them in the fridge for up to three days.
You can also freeze them before cooking on a baking sheet. After 15 minutes, move them to a freezer bag to save space.
To reheat them after saving them in the fridge, you can put them back in the oven for a few minutes or use an air fryer. Microwaving is an option, but the puff pastry will be soft and possibly soggy.
What else can I put in puff pastry asparagus?
You can also wrap asparagus with prosciutto or bacon for a deliciously rich and tasty dish.
What kinds of cheese can I use in asparagus wraps?
Try using parmesan, feta, brie, goat cheese, cream cheese, or gruyere. They all have a slightly different taste and will give your roll-ups variety.
Can I put meat in asparagus puff pastries?
While no meat is necessary, you can add in smoked salmon or shredded chicken if you want to make puff pastries more robust and filling.
- 1 pound asparagus (about 12 asparagus), trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 (17.3 ounce) box puff pastry, thawed
- ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Roll out each sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut each sheet into 6 equal rectangles.
- Place 2 asparagus on each rectangle diagonally.
- Toss asparagus with Olive Oil and sprinkle the asparagus with salt and black pepper as desired.
- Top with a sprinkle of cheese.
- Fold the opposite ends of the puff pastry over the asparagus.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg.
- Sprinkle with additional salt and black pepper if desired.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g