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Parmesan Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

Parmesan Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

Fancy-looking and festive, these bites make the most of fresh asparagus and crispy phyllo dough. Watch them start conversations...and appetites! Eleanor Froehlich - Rochester, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 sheets phyllo dough (18 inches x 14 inches)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cut asparagus spears into 4-in. lengths (discard stalks or save for another use). In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • 2. Stack both sheets of phyllo dough on a work surface. Cut the stack in half lengthwise, then widthwise into thirds. Separate pieces and brush with some of the oil. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon cheese. Place one asparagus spear along one side of each piece of phyllo dough. Sprinkle lightly with pepper; roll up tightly.
  • 3. Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with oil. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 roll-up equals 34 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.