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Asparagus Roll-Ups

These roll-ups are simply divine. A friend shared the recipe after serving them at a church brunch, where they disappeared fast. They make a unique finger food, a side dish at supper or a lovely lunch served with soup.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    32 appetizers


  • 16 fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 16 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Set aside.
  • Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Combine the cream cheese, bacon and chives; spread 1 tablespoonful on each slice of bread. Top with an asparagus spear. Roll up tightly; place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cut roll-ups in half. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
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  • Maybake
    Jul 30, 2015

    This is one of my favorite fingerfood appetizers to bring to a party. They always go quickly. When I make extra batches at home, I find I enjoy them just as much when cold from the fridge as when fresh out of the oven. Love them! It's also a great recipe that kids can easily help with.

  • Sarah_Marie_Bee
    Apr 19, 2011

    This is a really nice go-to appetizer or brunch recipe for Easter. I make them every year. Wonderful!

  • CyndiKear
    May 4, 2009

    Wonderful! I did substitute 'chive and onion' cream cheese for the regular cream cheese. Again, wonderful.