Puffy Pastry Wrapped Asparagus Rolls

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Asparagus Rolls wrapped in Puff Pastry, filled with cream cheese and topped with parmesan. So simple and delicious, it’s the perfect side for any meal.

We love changing up our sides, and although asparagus is one of our favorites, we love to wrap it in puff pastry to make these delicious rolls that are perfect for any dinner.

Asparagus rolls - rolled up in puff pastry on white dish

easy asparagus roll ups

I don’t know about you but I’m always on the hunt for easy and delicious side dishes. I usually lean towards potatoes or corn because that’s what I have on hand, but when Asparagus is on sale, I try to stock up. Typically, I would just make something ultra simple (like Parmesan Baked Asparagus), but my mom discovered a new and AMAZING way to use Asparagus.

Seriously, my friends, it is delicious! They’re called asparagus rolls, and it’s like having your rolls and veggies in one!!

BUT… there’s also cream cheese and parmesan cheese making it even better. The good news is that it really only takes like 5 ingredients, but the final product is really impressive! It would be a great side for dinner parties.

Box of puffy pastry sheets

This is what the Puff Pastry Sheets look like at the grocery store – they are in the Freezer section by the Cool Whip – usually. 😉

how to make asparagus rolls

Prep Puff Pastry. Roll out the sheet of puff pastry and layer generously with cream cheese. Cut into 10 inch strips.

Wrap. Wrap one strip around an asparagus spear (or a bundle of asparagus if you want it to be more filling).

Brush and Bake. Brush the tops of the puff pastries with the beaten egg white, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place in the oven for 12-16 minutes at 350° F.

Tips for Puff Pastry dough:

  • Work quickly so the dough stays cold
  • Handle it as little as possible so the layers will stay light and flakey
  • Use a sharp knife and cut down as opposed to back and forth like a saw.
  • A good substitute is crescent roll dough

Asparagus on foiled lined baking sheet

recipe Modifications and Making Ahead

We didn’t modify the original recipe much except add more cream cheese (we love it at our house).

If you want some extra flavor: Try adding a few of these ingredients to add some yummy flavor variations.

  • Top with lemon zest
  • Top with sesame seeds
  • Mix lemon juice and dried basil into the cream cheese mix
  • Add bacon bits to the cream cheese mix
  • Add parmesan cheese to the cream cheese mix

Make Ahead. You can assemble these the morning of, cover and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. You can also bake them then freeze for later. Once baked, allow them to cool and place them in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Once they’ve begun to freeze, transfer them into an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for 1-2 months.

To reheat, allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before warming them up in the oven.

Overall, this side dish was very easy to do and tasted phenomenal. I’m thinking I’ll make it the next time we grill some steak.

Asparagus roll ups on white plate

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Asparagus Roll Ups

4.91 from 11 votes

Asparagus wrapped in Puff Pastry, filled with cream cheese and topped with parmesan. So simple and delicious, it's the perfect side for any meal.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 385 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • flour for dusting
  • 10 pieces asparagus ends trimmed (more if desired)
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Roll the puff pastry sheet out and layer generously with cream cheese.

  3. Cut pastry into 10" strips.

  4. Wrap one strip around one spear of asparagus (or a bundle of asparagus if you want it to be more filling).

  5. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  6. Set in oven for 12-16 minutes.

Recipe Video

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. These look amazing and I can not wait to try them for a work luncheon we are having (I may have to make them once as a trial.. mainly so I can eat them all without sharing!)
    I LOVE how you put where to find the pastry sheets!! It sounds so silly but I hate when I find recipes with new (to me) items and have no idea where to find them at the grocery store and I am left wandering the isles (or typing where to you find ‘x’ in the grocery store into my google search on the phone)!

    1. LOL! I’ve done that wayyyy too many times. And the Pastry Sheets took forever to find. Hopefully it won’t be bad for you knowing they are in the freezer section. 😉

  2. Wondering how much of this can be done ahead of time? Would love to serve these at an open house but would need to prep as much as possible before hand. Do you think they’d be ok up to the wrapping them in Phyllo dough? HELP!!

  3. These look so delicious and I plan on making them for my first family Christmas dinner at my new house. I was wondering if I could cook them in the morning and then just reheat closer to dinner when the Ham is out of the oven? Or could I cook them the day before and reheat on Christmas so I have more room in my oven? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Happy Holidays!

  4. 5 stars
    Add some fresh lemon juice, dried basil, and shredded parm cheese to the cream cheese. I’m telling you it will taste a thousand times better!!! I’ve used this recipe with asparagus/puff pastry (in squares not rolled up like this). Did you make the puff pastry dough more flat when unfrozen or kept it the the same before you cut into stripes?

    1. I haven’t made them too far in advance. They are best when fresh, but would be just fine served as appetizers. I wouldn’t make them more than a couple hours ahead. Hope that helps!

  5. This looks so pretty so I decided to make it tonight for dinner…it was just ok…the cream cheese should be seasoned with something…too blan…next time I’m going to use Boursin cheese…

  6. The asparagus looks great…. but noticed two different temps yesterday bake at…. video says 350, recipe says 400… which is it??

  7. 5 stars
    Asparagus is my CURRENT favorite veggie. I love your Bacon wrapped asparagus. im going to give this one A try next.

  8. 5 stars
    Asparagus is a favorite veggie. The combination of bread and veggie is amazing. You’ll love the cream cheese filling.