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An entire baked asparagus tart on a baking sheet

Asparagus Tart

This Asparagus Tart is the ultimate spring brunch and perfect for wowing your guests at Easter, Mother's Day, showers and birthdays! Fresh asparagus and dairy-free cheese are baked on a flaky puff pastry crust and baked until the veggies are tender-crisp, the cheese is melty and the pastry is golden.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus recipe, party food ideas, puff pastry appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 249 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 sheet gluten-free puff pastry , fresh or thawed if using frozen* - May sub with regular if not gluten-free. Jus-Rol Gluten-Free Puff Pastry is gluten-free and vegan while Genius and Scharr are both gluten-free and dairy-free but not vegan. Not all brands are vegan, so it's always a good idea to check the label if you want a vegan variety. A few vegan puff pastry doughs are Pepperidge and Wewalka.
  • 1 bunch asparagus, medium stalks , washed, dried and tough ends trimmed
  • 2/3 cups vegan mozzarella , grated. We like Violife or Treeline. May sub with grated vegan (or regular if not dairy-free) gruyere or Swiss.
  • 2/3 cups artisanal vegan fontina cheese , grated. May sub with regular fontina or mozzarella if not dairy-free.
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive olive. You can also use an egg-wash if not vegan.
  • 1/3 tsp dried Italian seasoning (or a combination of both dried oregano + dried basil) 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Flakey sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper and fresh chopped herbs to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Use a rolling pin to gently roll the thawed puff pastry into a 10”x14” on a floured surface or silicone mat. Transfer to the prepared-lined baking sheet. 

    Rolled puff pastry on a baking sheet
  3. Use a sharp knife to lightly score a smaller 8.5”x12.5” rectangle (leaving about a 1 1/2” border from the edge on all sides) into the dough, making sure not to cut all the way through down the dough. Use a fork to prick the inside of the scored rectangle. 

    A fork piercing holes in a rolled out puff pastry on a baking sheet
  4. Add the grated cheeses in the scored rectangle.

    Rolled puff pastry with shredded cheese on a baking sheet
  5. Arrange the asparagus spears crosswise in a single layer on top of the cheese. Season with salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Brush the edges of the pastry with oil (or the egg wash).

    Rolled puff pastry with shredded cheese and asparagus spears on a baking sheet
  6. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake the tart for 15-20 minutes, watching carefully until the pastry is golden and cooked through.

    Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

    An entire baked asparagus tart on a baking sheet
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

    Four sliced squares of a baked asparagus tart on a baking sheet

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Recipe Notes

  • To Store & Reheat: These are best fresh, but cooled leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat in a 375°F oven until warmed through.
  • To Freeze: Place cooled leftovers into a freezer-safe container, adding wax or parchment paper between layers. Reheat within 2 weeks, directly from frozen.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.