The asparagus pockets on a parchment paper.

Asparagus and Ham Puff Pastry Pockets

These Asparagus and Ham Puff Pastry Pockets are a quick appetizer or meal to pull together. Satisfying, tasty, filling, these easy to assemble pockets are a personal favorite.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Western
Keyword Asparagus Puff Pastry Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 278 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 8 slices ham
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, toss asparagus in olive oil and seasonings. Roll puff pastry into a large rectangle or square that is less than 1/8 inch in thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 8 squares or rectangles.

  2. Beat one egg and brush it on the surface of the pastries with a pastry brush. Place one slice of ham over each pastry, folding if necessary so that it fits the rectangle. Top the ham with 3-4 pieces of asparagus. Sprinkle cheese over each assembly.

  3. Pull the edges of the puff pastry over to the center to make them overlap, the filling tucked inside. Brush the outside of each pocket with egg wash. Bake at 425 F for 12-16 minutes, or until the puff pastry is lightly golden.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus and Ham Puff Pastry Pockets
Amount Per Serving (1 pocket)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 511mg22%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.