Asparagus and cream cheese puff pastry tart

Appetizers / Snacks

Asparagus and Cheese Tart Recipe

6-8 Servings

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Ruler
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Microplane


  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated
  • 2 large egg yolks at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons milk (Whole milk works best but use what you have.)
  • 1 lemon zested
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 pound asparagus, hard ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Shaved parmesan for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Combine ingredients

    In a medium bowl, combine cheeses, garlic, egg yolks, milk, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. And set aside.

  3. Roll puff pastry

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into approximately a 13 x 16-inch rectangle—about 1/8 inch thick.

  4. Transfer dough

    Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  5. Score puff pastry

    Using a sharp knife, lightly score a ½ to 1 inch border around the edges of the puff pastry.

  6. Spread cheese mixture

    Carefully spread the cheese mixture evenly inside the scored border.

  7. Add asparagus

    Toss the asparagus in olive oil and sprinkle it with a pinch of salt. And line up on top of the cheese mixture.

  8. Bake

    Carefully move the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake until the pastry has puffed up and golden brown for about 20-30 minutes.

  9. Cool tart

    Let cool on the baking sheet for a minimum of 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.

  10. Garnish

    Garnish with shaved parmesan if desired.

  11. Cut and serve

    Cut into squares and serve warm or at room temperature.