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Asparagus recipe – Asparagus & parmesan pastries

Spring means it’s time for asparagus!  While my parents grow some on their land, I headed to the grocery store for ours and was lucky enough to find it marked down.  Whether you grow your own asparagus or not, you need to try it in this asparagus recipe! It’s very simple to make and literally took me less than ten minutes to get it into the oven. It tastes like you spent a lot more time on it than you did.

Asparagus recipe - Asparagus & parmesan pastries

Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus & Parmesan Pastries

Printable Recipe

6 tablespoons mascarpone (Italian sweet cheese) about half a small container
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (use fresh if you’d rather)
1/2 tablespoon dried basil (use fresh if you have it)
1 sheet of puff pastry (my box has 2 sheets in it)
at least 8 spears of asparagus
zest of half a lemon
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  1. Heat oven to 400F
  2. Carefully roll out one mostly frozen puff pastry sheet & cut in half.
  3. Pinch the outside edges to make a slight border
  4. Mix mascarpone, parmesan, basil, and lemon juice
  5. Spread half the mixture on each half of the puff pastry.
  6. Cut the asparagus spears to fit on the puff pastry.
  7. Toss the asparagus spears with the olive oil.
  8. Arrange asparagus on top of the mascarpone.
  9. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.
  10. Let cool for 2 minutes & serve.

I had one for dinner and it was amazing. You could easily cut it in slices for an appetizer or have half with a salad for lunch.  This is a great way to use up any extra asparagus.  If you’re looking for more asparagus recipes, try this delicious looking Easy Frittata Recipe from East 9th Street. What’s your favorite asparagus recipe? Do you grow  your own or find it at the store?



About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. This sounds great. Hope it is okay to pin it.

  2. Sounds delicious! I’m adding this recipe to my arsenal! Thanks for the link up as well!! :)

  3. Sue Hull says:

    this looks so good! I love asparagus and I could eat it everyday. It can expensive so I wait for it to be on sale so I can buy a lot of it. Thank you for sharing :)

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