Serves: 5
Total Calories: 392
Yield: 24 squares


1/2 pound fresh thin asparagus spears
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner roll
1 1/2 cups finely shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 1/2 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Heat oven to 375°. Drop asparagus in 1/2 inch of boiling water in a 10-inch skillet. Simmer, covered, for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge asparagus into bowl of ice water to cool; drain on paper towels.

Unroll dough on ungreased cookie sheet and press into 8x11-inch rectangle, sealing perforations. Prick with fork. Bake 6–9 minutes until light golden brown. Sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese; top with ham strips. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place asparagus spears in rows over cheese, alternating tips. Brush asparagus with oil; sprinkle with pepper flakes.

Bake 5–7 minutes more until crust edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 392
Calories from Fat: 218

This Asparo-Squares recipe is from the Fast & Fabulous Party Foods and Appetizers Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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