Fun way to eat asparagus! Have the kids help out while making them, and they will enjoy them even more!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Grease a baking sheet.

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • When bacon is cool, crumble and set aside in a bowl.

  • Place asparagus spears into a large skillet and pour in about 1 inch of water. Place over medium heat, cover the skillet, and simmer asparagus until bright green and slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Remove asparagus and set aside.

  • Place cream cheese and chives into the bowl with bacon and stir to evenly combine.

  • Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin on a work surface until the slices are thin and flat.

  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over each slice of bread.

  • Center 2 asparagus spears on a bread slice, and roll the slice around the asparagus into a tidy and compact cylinder. Place seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  • Brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle each with about 1 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and hot, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Can refrigerate up to 6 hours if desired.

Nutrition Facts

185.3 calories; 6.2 g protein; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 31.8 mg cholesterol; 364.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2012
These are delishious, however, instead of making them with bread, I make them with crescent rolls. Every one loves them this way. Do not roll the crescent rolls out though, Then are great just the way they come outof the package. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/17/2017
Baked it for 15 minutes and the crescent roll was still doughy so I did not like it. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2012
These are delishious, however, instead of making them with bread, I make them with crescent rolls. Every one loves them this way. Do not roll the crescent rolls out though, Then are great just the way they come outof the package. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2012
We had these with a bowl of soup for lunch today, and they were yummy. I had really thin spears, so I quickly blanched them until they just started to get tender, and then plunged them into a bowl of ice water. After you've rolled them up, they bake for about ten minutes, so be careful not to initially cook the asparagus to mush. Ours had the perfect "crunch" that we like in fresh asparagus. I could see adding some parmesan to the cream cheese mixture to enhance flavor even more. Cut in half, these would be great appetizers/finger food for a buffet table. We're trying to enjoy as much spring asparagus as we can because it's so flavorful and fresh this time of year. Very nice recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2012
I had some asparagus left over, so I made these roll ups tonight to go along with my Cream of Pimiento Soup. I like them because they are different. They would also be great for a tea party, a ladies' luncheon, or a shower. If I made them for a shower, I would lay the asparagus so that a tip was on each end. Then I would cut them in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
I have to admit I was surprised at what a hit this was too! LOL I confess I did not stick to to the recipe but used the foundation which was clearly solid thus the 5 stars. My version also let the cream cheese come to approximately room temp which was liberally not generously spread on the thinned decrusted bread slices (wheat). Sprinkle with minced green onions and a light sprinkle of hot pepper flakes. Followed by a generous sprinkle of grated parm/reggiano cheese. Then a half slice of Boars Head Rosemary Deli Ham you can get away with a quarter of a slice but my hubby insisted on half a slice for a little extra. Topped by blanched iced asparagus roll and brushed with butter flavored with roasted garlic (minced garlic roasted in butter then strain out the minced garlic pieces). Done! Very easy and quick. Get the prep work is done then this can be done in line process and put in the oven. I did cut the final product in half to make more like finger food and to stretch out servings. This was the 2nd quickest hor devour to go was beat out by a very good stuffed cohog. I got compliments from everyone one person insisted I make this for their party when we come. We had left overs I made more the next day as our lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2014
Recipe Group Selection: 29 March 2014 Delicious! I knew before making these that I would love them. It has all the ingredients that I like. I didn't have chives but did have thin green onions. I just chopped up the entire onion and added it to the cream cheese. These were great hot but also very good at room temperature. This would be an easy finger food for a crowd. Thanks luckoftheIrish for sharing I will be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2013
I made this as written but because I made parm crisps with a "smear" of goat cheese I left off the parm on the top BIG mistake. Don't leave it out makes the dish Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2014
Made this for Recipe Group...These were good! My asparagus were thin so they got a bit overcooked but they were still tasty. I especially liked the bread and cream cheese filling. These were very easy to make and something different...I would probably make these again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
I too used crescent rolls. This was absolutely wonderful. They would be great at a ladies lunch. I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
Terrific; no deviations from the recipe. My mom ate more of these than I've seen her eat in TOTAL at any other family meal:) I had to whip up some more so we could have any! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/17/2017
Baked it for 15 minutes and the crescent roll was still doughy so I did not like it. Read More
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