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Asparagus Sesame Rolls Recipe

These attractive appetizers from Donna Folk of Berwick, Pennsylvania are easy to prepare but look like you fussed. A creamy filling and crunchy sesame seeds complement the fresh flavor of the asparagus.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh asparagus spears
  • 6 bread slices, crusts removed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Trim asparagus spears to 6 in. Flatten bread with a rolling pin. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and blue cheese until combined. Spread over bread; top with an asparagus spear and roll up tightly.
  • 2. Roll in butter; place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned. Yield: 1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 roll (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese and reduced-fat butter) equals 154 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.