Asparagus Squares :: Quick and Easy!

Quick, easy, and delicious meals are just what I like to prepare on a busy evening after a long day at work.  Asparagus squares take less than 30 minutes to prepare and require very few ingredients.
I adapted this recipe from one I’d clipped from the August 2002 issue of Southern living.  Click for a Printable Recipe.

Asparagus Squares

Ingredients
2 (8 oz.) cans of crescent rolls (I use low-fat.)
1 or 2 bundles of fresh asparagus  (I use two.)
1 Vidalia onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 package of shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Asparagus Square Ingredients

(Garlic not shown in photograph.)


Preparation

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  While oven heats, slice onion and cook over medium-high heat.
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After onion begins to soften, add chopped garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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While the onion is cooking, rinse asparagus, snap off the tough ends,  cut into one-inch pieces and reserve the tips.  Sauté asparagus in a separate pan over medium-high heat.
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After asparagus has cooked a few minutes, add tips to the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Meanwhile, press crescent rolls into a 10 x 15” sheet pan.
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Bake for 6 – 8 minutes until lightly browned.
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Spread onion mixture evenly over crust.
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Then spread asparagus over the onions.
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Top with cheese and bake for 6 – 8 minutes until the cheese melts.
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Cut into squares and enjoy.
Asparagus Squares

We really enjoy this for a weeknight meal and I’ve also served it as part of a ladies luncheon.  Cut into smaller squares, it would make a great appetizer, too.

I can’t get enough of asparagus in the spring when it’s fresh and delicious.  Is asparagus one of your favorite spring vegetables?

Sharing With:
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now

Comments

  1. Oh, Paula! This looks and sounds delicious! I’m going to try it. I’m sure I could use the canned asparagus too, couldn’t I? Maybe tonight! 🙂
    Be a sweetie and thank you for sharing this recipe,
    Shelia 😉

  2. Mr. Art @ Home would LOVE these. Thanks for posting the recipe!

    xo,
    RJ

  3. YUM!!! I love asparagus…what a tasty app idea. 🙂

  4. Hi Paula, This looks so delicious! I am going to have to try it. I love fresh asparagus too. By the way, your dock looks great with the stain!

    Yes, we are anxious to use the patio. We have already been grilling on the firepit. It’s a great spot to sit and relax. Have a great day! Kristen

  5. Good Morning Paula Sweetie…
    What a gorgeous share this morning. I believe I will be making this when the kids come for dinner again. My youngest son loves asparagus and what a beautiful dish in the making.

    My mouth was watering just reading and looking at the gorgeous photos. Thank you so much for sharing this morning.

    Have a glorious day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  6. I LOVE asparagus! I have some extra from Easter so I am going to try this! Delish!

    XO,
    Jane

  7. I am not a juge fan of asparagus. In fact the only way I’ve actully eaten it is with lobster bisque on top. But this actually looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to try it. Cheese and cresent rolls make everything better!

  8. That looks yummy!!! Is you bathroom finished yet? -Carla

  9. I never would have thought to prepare asparagus like this. It’s like an asparagus pizza! Love it. I do love asparagus, but I also love artichokes… Yum!

  10. I love Asparagus! This dish looks good (and easy), I am going to have to give it a try.

  11. Oh my, Paula. This is right up my alley. Thanks!

  12. found you from serenity now…love this idea..pinned it!

  13. Yummm. What a great idea! I can imagine that this would be a wonderful ladies luncheon item. Thanks for sharing the recipe–I love all the photos!

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