Sadly this weeks Superbowl recipe reveal is coming to an end. Incase you missed it I posted a new Soft Pretzel recipe on Tuesday and an awesome addicting new Sprinkle Loaded White Chocolate Puppy Chow mix yesterday.
Today feast your eyes on this…
Crescent rolls packed with spicy nacho cheese and asparagus. A more complex adult version of the standard weenie roll ups we all grew up eating. I love how the textures (soft, flaky, creamy and crisp) all mix together to create the perfect appetizer!
So how do you make Spicy Nacho “Cheese” Asparagus Rolls and keep them vegan? Well you start with the easy part, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Original which are VEGAN! Once can will make 24 mini roll ups or 16 bigger ones.
The next step is making the most delicious spicy nacho cheese dip EVER. Averie over at Averie Cooks is the mastermind behind the “Spicy Doritos Cheezy Dip“. When I first tried it I could not believe my taste buds. It tastes exactly like Spicy Doritos chips! Cha-Ching! So many ways to use this dip. I think it works perfect in my Spicy Nacho “Cheese” Asparagus Rolls.
Lastly you need fresh asparagus. I just used the tips because its my favorite part but you can be more economical if you’d like. A coating of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt is all these babies need.
Once you have all your ingredients gathered its time to roll, literally!
Spicy Nacho “Cheese” Asparagus Rolls- Vegan
24 Fresh Cut Asparagus Tips (Olive Oil and Sea Salt to Season Asparagus)
1 Package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Classic or Reduced Fat
1 Recipe for Spicy Nacho Cheese Dip (Below)
Spicy Nacho Cheese Dip: From Averie Cooks
1/3 Cup Sunflower Seeds (Salted, Plain, whatever works!)
1/2 Cup Cashews
1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1 Red Pepper
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Add all your ingredients to your food processor process until you get a dip/spread like consistency. Store in air tight container.
1) Coat your fresh asparagus tips with olive oil and sea salt, set aside.
2) Cut your crescent rolls into thirds, making three small triangles. See the photo below.
3) One at a time dollop a spoonful of spicy nacho cheese dip onto a crescent triangle. Then layer on an asparagus spear on top of that. Wrap the crescent roll around the cheese and asparagus.
4) Turn oven to 375 degrees. Place all of your Spicy Nacho “Cheese” Asparagus Rolls onto a tray with about an inch in between them. Cook for 10-12 minutes until crescent rolls are done.
These are best eaten fresh!
The most perfect appetizer! I loved explaining to my guest what the spicy nacho cheese dip was made of.
The bonus part to this recipe is the left over dip. It works perfect on a sandwich!