asparagus-sticks

Asparagus Swizzle Sticks

Total Time:
32 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Yield:
8 servings
Dish Size:
Lid-It®
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December 1, 2011
Tara’s Tidbits®

When buying the asparagus, look for spears that are about as thick as a pencil. Asparagus that are too thick may not cook all the way through before the dough is browned.

This fancy appetizer is surprisingly simple to make, and a unique way to set your parties or holiday gatherings apart. The name of this recipe comes from my favorite way of serving - alongside hot soup for swirling and dipping. - Tara

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (11-ounce) can thin pizza crust (such as Pillsbury)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large rectangular temp-tations® baking dish or large Lid-It® with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Trim 1 1/2 to 2 inches off the bottom of asparagus stalks and discard.
  3. Place asparagus spears in a large food storage bag and add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Shake evenly to coat.
  4. Unroll pizza crust and slice into long strips about 1/4 inch wide.
  5. Spin 1 strip of dough around each asparagus spear like the striping on a barber's pole, and then place wrapped asparagus in the greased baking dish.
  6. Once baking dish is full, sprinkle all wrapped asparagus with Parmesan cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Note: There is usually enough dough and asparagus to make 2 full batches of 16 pieces each.
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