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These asparagus side dishes are perfect for the holidays & take mere minutes to make
Green beans and Brussels sprouts always seem to be getting all the love when it comes to holiday side dishes — but we're here to state the case that asparagus has been seriously overlooked when it comes to Thanksgiving and any other winter feast.
Seriously, though, try crispy asparagus fries, gooey prosciutto-wrapped asparagus stuffed with blue cheese, colorful balsamic asparagus and strawberries or flaky asparagus pizza pockets at your table this year. Any of these delicious dishes work just as well as an easy appetizer too. The best part? Each recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
Place a prosciutto slice with a piece of asparagus at 1 end on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Put a few crumbles of cheese next to the asparagus, and roll it all up in the prosciutto. Repeat with the remaining asparagus.
Bake for 10 minutes, until the prosciutto is crispy.
Balsamic-roasted asparagus with strawberries recipe
This cute asparagus dish is bright and cheerful, both from its stunning colors and the tangy combination of balsamic vinegar and strawberries. If you don't have a good-quality finishing vinegar, just boil your balsamic vinegar until reduced by half before drizzling it on the dish.
Puff pastry stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella gives a buttery, flaky crust to this asparagus side dish. If you're looking for a healthier option, swap the puff pastry with whole-wheat pizza dough.