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Parmesan Asparagus Roll-Ups

 Parmesan Asparagus Roll-Ups
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.