Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recipe: Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

Excellent appetizer that can be prepared ahead and baked just before 
Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

1 bunch of thin asparagus spears
1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen phyllo dough sheets, thawed per package directions. (Reserve second tube for later use - return to freezer.)
1/2 cup butter, melted
Wedge of Asiago cheese, shredded (could also use Parmesan)

Preheat oven to 375'.
Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus. Steam spears for a few minutes in the microwave to partially cook.
Unwrap the phyllo and cut the stack in half lengthwise.
Cover the phyllo with a damp towel to keep it from drying out. Take 1 sheet of phyllo and brush lightly with some melted butter. Cover completely.
Lay one asparagus spear across the short end of dough and add about a 1/2 tablespoon of cheese along spear. Then roll dough, spear and cheese jelly-roll style and place seam side down on a baking sheet.  Cover with damp towel as you prepare the remaining asparagus.

Repeat until all the asparagus spears are used up.

Before baking, brush with more melted butter. (If using Parmesan cheese, sprinkle on outside as well.)

Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15 mins or until golden brown and crispy.

Delightful to devour!

Note: You can make these a bit ahead and keep covered in plastic wrap on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator. I have done this for a couple of days with leftovers and they were still great.

Number Of Servings: Makes about 32 asparagus spears

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Alecia said...

wow! I've pinned this for spring time. I love asparagus fresh from the garden, but this looks like it might be a close second! Thanks for sharing, new follower from A Creative Princess.

Christy said...

these look fabulous...and would be especially welcomed on my christmas table! thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club.

Linda Chapman said...

This looks really YUMMY!!!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Those sounds wonderful!

designchic said...

There's nothing better than asparagus...looks delish!!

Scribbler said...

These look delicious -- two of my favorite things. Asparagus and phyllo!

Patrice said...

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Kelly L said...

Looks so good! Dropping by from Friday Hop
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Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

YUMMY! Those look so good. I'm going to have to try these soon :)

Paula Robinson said...

hey great looking recipe! I cant wait to try it...

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La Vie Quotidienne said...

These looks wonderful for Christmas Eve dinner...I am definately going to try them. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

WhyCuzICan said...

Two fave items of mine! Asparagus AND phillo!

Thanks for the recipe!

Visiting via: TT &J linky party,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

Shah Wharton said...

My husband loves asparagus, I'm not that keen. But wrap it in film and I'm login it :D X

Snap said...

I love asparagus! Thanks for the recipe.

Yee Family said...

I LOVE asparagus. I'll have to try this :)

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Kate said...

Your recipe looks and sounds delicious ... thank for sharing. I've printed it off and will be on our menu over the holidays.
Merry Christmas!

Donna Huisinga said...

Saw this on Sew Darn Crafty and it looks yummy. I'll have to try it.I'm pinning it.

the cape on the corner said...

ooh, that sounds good. thank goodness i discovered i liked asparagus, lol! for years i wouldn't touch it.

Mrs. G said...

Awesome blog!!! I am a new follower from the blog hop and would love a follow back. Merry Christmas and God bless!

Lori said...

Yum-oh! Now I'm hungry! I've got to try this recipe....soon. Thanks for sharing.

MadeByAPrincess said...

I'm a new follower :) This is a perfect Christmas Eve appetizer - thank you for posting!

Jill said...

They look yummy! I'm never quite sure what to do with asparagus - thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Eliza Kay said...

Hi there,
I'm your newest GFC follower from the Hump Day Blog Hop. Would love a follow back!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious and would make a great vegetarian appetizer for the holidays!

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Mom's Fat Purse said...


I am a new follower from Friday Blog Hop. Would love for you to stop by.

Happy Holidays!

Danielle said...

Those look delicious!

Hi! I'm a new follower every way I could find. I'm stopping by Monday Mingle. You have a great site and hope you can get the chance to visit mine and return the favor. I also just posted the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop if you'd like to join! Thanks!

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe.. I'm in need of a side dish for New Years and it will be on my table..
Happy Holidays to you!

Doylene Brents said...

Great recipe. I have never seen these before but will try them soon.

Alexandra Rose said...

These look SO delicious!

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