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Asparagus Appetizer Roll-ups Recipe

Asparagus Appetizer Roll-ups Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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