Ham and Asparagus Squares


1/2 lb fresh thin asparagus spears \

1 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

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes




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.


On ungreased cookie sheet, unroll dough; press into 11x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. With fork, prick crust generously.


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.


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.