Ham and Asparagus Squares

Ham and Asparagus Squares

Springtime spears rest atop smoky prosciutto from the deli and crescent dinner roll dough in this striking appetizer.

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lb fresh thin asparagus spears
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
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
teaspoons olive oil
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. On ungreased cookie sheet, unroll dough; press into 11x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. With fork, prick crust generously.
  3. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. 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.
  4. 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 squares. Serve warm.
Makes 24 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Prosciutto is very thinly sliced. When you open the package, separate the paper-thin slices carefully.
Experiment with other finely shredded cheeses like parmesan or Romano for a different flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 115mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.