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


  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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deanne1954 User ID: 2543440 20178
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

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

Sunny1978 User ID: 3946676 20177
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

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

Lynn M. User ID: 1616251 73835
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!"

lglmom User ID: 5951286 16541
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

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

CtrlAltDrew User ID: 5940914 46937
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."

CyndiKear User ID: 3014469 19651
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Wonderful! Have made this numerous times. Try substituting chive/onion cream cheese."

tieerex User ID: 4204098 39574
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I try tomake something with Asparagus every year for Easter brunch. I made this and everyone loved it! The only drawback is that they will want it next year too and I won't be able to try something new!"

donna2210 User ID: 4027792 73832
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"Made this for a missions committee meeting - even people who are not big asparagus fans loved it! Easy & delicious!"

kebmod54 User ID: 1624334 202044
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Whenever we get invited out to a potluck gathering, this is one of my first choices to take and share with our friends."

Flemtastics User ID: 4075660 44258
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"My family loved them and asked if I used a special artesian bread. Little did they know!"

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