Asparagus Roll Ups


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

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 rolls


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 24 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided


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

  2. Grease a baking sheet.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

    close up view of Asparagus Roll Ups garnished with a lemon wedge on a white platter

Cook's Note:

Can refrigerate up to 6 hours if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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