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Asparagus puffed pocket

Asparagus Puffed Pastry Pocket

Asparagus puffed pocket
There’s something that is so fresh and so hearty about asparagus. It’s a vegetable that my entire family will eat as well so it’s easy to see how we’ve found inspiration with one of our favorite flavors.

Asparagus Puffed Pastry Pocket

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • Optional: use the tops of 8 additional pieces to add to the tops of each pastry at the end.
  • 1 cup baby Swiss chard
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • salt, pepper and minced garlic to preference
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (we typically use a refrigerated one vs frozen). I cut them into quarters and make four hand pies from each one, so 8 total hand pies.

Asparagus puffed pocketWash the vegetables, cut the asparagus into thirds and then use a blender or food processor to break them down into smaller pieces and mix with the ricotta, nutritional yeast and seasonings.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.Asparagus puffed pocketOpen the puff pastry and lay out on parchment paper on your tray. Cut the pastry sheets into four even pieces each.
Add filling to one half of each of the 8 pieces, fold in half and use a fork to press them closed.

Asparagus puffed pocketIf adding the asparagus to the tops; cut two thin lines about 1 inch away from each other, going in the same direction. Carefully lift one side of the opening and weave the asparagus spear through.
Bake for 30 minutes or until fully puffed up and golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

Asparagus puffed pocketThese freeze well if wrapped tightly and placed in an air tight container.

Asparagus puffed pocket


  1. shelly peterson on March 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    These look super yummy. I will have to try these.

  2. Cheryl on March 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    These sound so delicious!

  3. Indah Nuria Savitri on February 28, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I will definitely give it a go! My family loves asparagus as well and the puffed pasty pocket is always warmly welcomed!

  4. Dandi D on February 23, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I will have to try these soon!

  5. Jeane Campbell on February 22, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Going to make a batch of these this weekend as I got some young spring asparagus this week. Yummy!

  6. Kristina Prewitt on February 18, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I bought the ingredients to try this recipe!! Ricotta and asparagus! Two of my favorite things!!

  7. Jeane Campbell on February 18, 2018 at 7:06 am

    I will give this a try. Love doing things with puff pastery. Always looks amazing.

  8. Faith Daniel on February 16, 2018 at 11:15 am

    These look delicious!

  9. Kristina Prewitt on February 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Asparagus is my favorite vegetable! These looks delicious and a recipe I will absolutely try!

  10. Sarah B on February 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    These sound so healthy and look so delicious! I am definitely going to try this one with the family.

  11. Jeane Campbell on February 15, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Now this I have to try. Looks so good that I think I can smell it! Just need me some swiss chard.

  12. Dandi D on February 14, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Yum, these look delicious and perfect for spring!

    • Shelly I on February 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

      I’d love an entire tray of these! They look absolutely scrumptious.