Ham and Asparagus Squares

Pillsbury® Crescents or dough sheets make the tender, flaky crust in an easy appetizer recipe that will wow your family and guests.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
lb fresh thin asparagus spears
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1 1/2
cups finely shredded Swiss cheese (6 oz)
1 1/2
oz thinly sliced prosciutto or deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
2
teaspoons olive oil
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, heat 1/2 inch water to boiling. Add asparagus; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Plunge asparagus into bowl of ice water to cool; drain on paper towels.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 11x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. With fork, prick crust generously. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 11x8-inch rectangle. With fork, prick crust generously.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 4 Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese; top with prosciutto strips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Arrange cooked asparagus spears in rows over cheese, alternating tips. Brush with oil; sprinkle with pepper flakes.
  • 5 Bake 5 to 7 minutes longer or until edges of crust are deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. With serrated knife, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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