Asparagus Appetizer Roll-ups Recipe
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Asparagus Appetizer Roll-ups Recipe

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This is a wonderful warm appetizer for springtime entertaining. It's perfect for showers and also makes a tasty first course for Easter dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 container (8 ounces) spreadable cream cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 24 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon and green onion. Flatten bread slices with a rolling pin; spread tops with cream cheese mixture. Trim asparagus 2 in. longer than bread. Place two spears on each slice; roll up bread and place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Asparagus Appetizer Roll-ups in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p69

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"My family requests this dish on special occasions. The only thing different is that I steam the asparagus first. Yum!"

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I thought these were just ok. They weren't bad, they just weren't "wow" worthy."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"This is a great appetizer and very easy to make. I added a little Tabasco sauce to my filling, and it really gave it some zip!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Big hit, even those who don't care for asparagus loved the appetizer. Wonderful leftover as well!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I made these for Easter Lunch and they were a huge hit, even for those who are otherwise not to keen on asparagus! Don't skimp on the cream cheese spread and you won't be sorry.

My only comment is that they need to be cooked for longer than 10-12 minutes to brown the Parmesan cheese. I found the time to be closer to 16-20 minutes in two different ovens. I don't want to shortchange the cooking of the asparagus, but might try also increasing the oven temp by 25 degrees (F) or so."

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