It can be so hard to find a kid-friendly vegetable recipe at the best of times, let alone kid-friendly asparagus recipes! Well, not only is this recipe kid-friendly, it also has a wow factor that will impress guests, and is super easy to make.
This recipe makes uses of pre-made butterpuff pastry, which even some of the best chefs use because making it from scratch just isn’t worth the time or effort — so don’t feel like you’re cheating! Just make sure to buy one that is all-butter for the best flavour.
If you want to use less butterpuff pastry, you can always cut the strips smaller, or serve a mixture of steamed asparagus and asparagus spirals.
I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine did. For more recipe inspiration, please be sure to follow me on Pinterest, or check out my sites, Study at Home Mama and In the Kids’ Kitchen.
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These Asparagus Spirals are great for kids!
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 sheet prepared butterpuff pastry
- 1 oz Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
- Salt and pepper optional
Snap off the woody part of the asparagus by holding the very bottom and center of each piece of asparagus and bending it. The asparagus will naturally snap where the woody part ends.
Roll out your butter puff pastry sheet and cut into 1/2 inch strips -- as many as you have stalks of asparagus.
Take each stalk of asparagus, and pinch a strip of butter puff pastry to the end. Roll the asparagus stalk slowly at a slight angle so that the pastry wraps around the asparagus to make spirals like in the above pictures. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Season the asparagus spirals however you'd prefer -- I like Parmesan, salt, and pepper, but most seasonings would work well, and this recipe would even taste great with no added seasonings.
Bake on a greased or lined baking sheet according to the package directions, or if not indicated, 375F, until pastry is slightly golden. Serve hot or cold.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Wednesday 20th of July 2016
Crazy thing... my kids actually LOVE asparagus. It is the most frequently asked for fresh veggie in my house. I have come to learn though that they don't like it grilled. I'll have to add this one to the mix.
Samantha @ Stir the Wonder
Sunday 12th of April 2015
Fun recipe! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!
Lysha @ Magnolia Mom
Saturday 18th of October 2014
This is so cute. What a fun way to make a sometimes not so liked food, more likable! Sharing for sure.