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Asparagus Snack Squares

We have asparagus almost every day during the short Midwest growing season. This quick pizza-like dish is great for a luncheon or a light dinner, or as an appetizer. For variety, you can saute half a pound of sliced fresh mushrooms with the onion and garlic. —Judy Wagner, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Cut asparagus into 1-in. pieces; set the tips aside. Add remaining asparagus to skillet; saute until crisp-tender. Add asparagus tips and pepper; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until asparagus is tender.
  • Press dough into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; seal seams and perforations. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Top with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 6-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 56 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • donnal777
    Jun 23, 2011

    This was such a hit with my husband who is very honest whenever I make a new recipe. One of his first comments was "You can definitely make this again!" It is also very good as a side dish with almost any type of entree.

    May 1, 2011


  • cabweb50
    May 1, 2011

    very good as is

  • CDall
    May 10, 2010

    Even the men liked this one. It was very good. Just a nice and different snack. And not too rich, just right. Will make this again during the summer with fresh asparagus.

  • kkneal
    May 6, 2010

    Was the spread you used one from the store or one you made yourself?  If from the store, could you give the brand name.  If you made it yourself, would you share the recipe?

  • lmellor
    Mar 17, 2009

    I put a garlic & herb spread on the crust before adding the asparagus mixture. Delicious!