Asparagus Roll Ups
Fun way to eat asparagus! Have the kids help out while making them, and they will enjoy them even more!
Fun way to eat asparagus! Have the kids help out while making them, and they will enjoy them even more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
I too used crescent rolls. This was absolutely wonderful. They would be great at a ladies lunch. I will make again!
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. :)
These are seriously delicious with a few minor changes! Like they turned out a lot better than I expected. I used fresh asparagus and boiled it for about two minutes... Just enough for it to get bright green. I shocked, drained and dried them VERY well. I added about two cloves of garlic and some parsley to the cheese mixture. I was fairly heavy handed with the cheese mixture (blue cheese lovers here). Def cut down on baking time, I needed about 10 minutes for my test batch. I honestly was not expecting these to come out so well. Oh! And brush with butter, don't dip! They are plenty rich already.
My family enjoyed this fun twist on asparagus. I felt as though it calls for too much of the cream cheese filling. It's a bit overpowering. I will definitely make this again, but with less cream cheese filling.
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!
What a great way to mix up eating springs most delish veg! Very kid friendly as well. Super easy and fastest just as recipe states. Didn't change a thing and don't know I would. Thanks for the great recipe!
YEEHAW!!! WE LOVED THESE! SINCE THERE IS JUST THE 2 OF US, I CUT THE RECIPE IN HALF...I SHOULD HAVE MADE THE ORIGINAL RECIPE OF 12 SERVINGS!!! WE ATE THEM ALL & WANTED MORE! I MADE ONE CHANGE...WE LOVE FRESH GROUND BLACK PEPPER; SO AFTER SPREADING THE CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE ON THE BREAD, I PUT SEVERAL "CRANKS" OF FRESH GROUND PEPPER ON THEM, THEN COMPLETED THE RECIPE. I SERVED THEM AS A SIDE DISH WITH GRILLED RIBEYE STEAKS & FRESH SLICED TOMATOES. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE!
All 12 of us in the Bunco group loved this recipe. I doubled the recipe and only 6 were left out of 24..........it's a keeper!
Delicious! I loved the crunchy toast—I used butter bread—and the buttery asparagus. I found them too filling when I slathered on the cream cheese, so I cut back a bit. I also tried making them with puff pastry (my first time working with this) but I liked the toast better. However, using the extra cream cheese mixture in little puff pastry pockets was a happy little result of the experiment! This will be a perfect dish to take to a shower or ladies group. Thanks for sharing!
Made this because asparagus was only $1.99 a bunch. I heated the asparagus spears in the microwave for 2 minutes in a glass tray and plunged in ice water. Superb color. I used seedless rye bread because it was heartier. After flattening I spread bread with cream cheese and sprinkled with freeze-dried chives (I felt mixing cream cheese with chives was not needed). Didn't have bacon, but I used ham slices and gruyere cheese to wrap asparagus. I followed the rest of the recipe. Came out great! Served with chicken noodle soup (no chicken, just broth, noodles, mushrooms, carrots and peas. Great dinner--will make again!
This looks just so yummy but I haven't made it yet. I think there needs to be some clarification on the Parmesan. It says "divided," but it's unclear when only using 1-1/2 teaspoons to sprinkle on top before baking. Assuming the remaining goes into the cream cheese mixture before spreading??
Baked it for 15 minutes and the crescent roll was still doughy so I did not like it.
Love this recipe. Guests always ask for the recipe and are surprised at how easy it is. Blue cheese is a good addition.
A very tasty and easy side dish to make! I would definitely make it again ??
I added 4 oz of blue cheese to the cream cheese and my 3 daughters went through them all. My wife and I only got 1 each!
Great idea for a side dish! I used crescent rolls instead of bread, but otherwise followed the recipe. They were delicious!
I made these for Easter dinner, and they looked so beautiful when they were done! I used Brownberry buttermilk bread because plain white bread seemed too plain. I also used slightly more butter to coat them, just to make sure each wrap would brown, and I used parmesan-reggiano cheese because I had it already for another recipe. I think the only thing I would change next time would be to maybe double the recipe for the cream cheese/bacon/chive filling because it spread a little too thin for my tastes, but it also didn't overwhelm the overall flavor, so that was good. My mother-in-law loved these, and she's a great cook, so that's the best compliment. :-)
Luck of the Irish to have found this fun and tasty recipe! ;) Made fall 2021. My spears were also on the thinner side so I fit three per roll-up. A little tedious to make but made a whole sheet pan worth and these were good right out of the oven and at room temp. Combination of flavors and textures make this a great side dish or appetizer! Glad we found and tried! Would make again! Thank you!
I would. Like to try these with tortillas to cut down the bulk. Lynn
It was messy to make but turned out really good. I used crescent rolls and pre-marinated asparagus. After years of making the same Christmas dinner, it was a nice change.
My family demands this dish when we have birthdays and holidays. It’s a winner!!!
I did the croissant version and it turned out very well. This was an incredibly easy recipe on the fly. I made it because my husband will actually eat asparagus, plus he loves bacon, and tolerates cream cheese! Anyway, the only thing I did different was I used shredded parmesan cheese, and I cut the asparagus into 4 pieces when I rolled them up in the croissant, (so as not to make it look too much like a green veggie that someone would have to eat :) It was very good, even heats up in the microwave for about 10 - 15 sec., as a leftover . Will definately be making these again.
EXCELLENT!! DELICIOUS!! I substituted potato bread, chive & onion cream cheese w/ the crumbled bacon, and garlic butter w/ the parmesan/romano cheese toppings!!! YESSSS!!!
Since the asparagus I used was very thin, I blanched it for only 30 seconds and then the ice bath. My frustrations were that the bread kept ripping while trying to roll them up. Also, after 12 minutes in the oven they were not browning up, so I turned the broiler on for a minute. They were very good, but very time-consuming.
Did not make any changes. This was so delicious. Will become a new "staple" in our family!
I was surprised that I didn't like this. May be a good way to get kids to eat asparagus. Most likely won't make again.
Heavenly...shared at Easter Brunch; double recipe devoured! Will definitely make again.
My mom just made this for our family, it was amazing!
Only modified a couple things and have a recommendation: *used egg bread instead of white *used 7 strips of bacon instead of 6 (who couldn't use more bacon, right?). *used might cream cheese * keep rolls separated on cookie sheet - don't let them touch, so he bread on edges can crisp * broiled quickly right before serving Everyone who had them at my very first serving demanded the recipe!
I love the recipe just as it is I wouldn’t change a thing
Added some grated parm to mixture as well as top. Loved it!
Easy to make. Served to friends, many compliments. would make again.
This recipe was just ok. maybe. The filling was very rich with the cream cheese and the bacon and then more cheese on top. too much!
Served at a party, was a real hit! Thanks. No changes made, great as is