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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 roll-ups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble bacon when cooled.

  • Cook asparagus in a skillet with a small amount of water over medium heat until crisp and tender, about 6 to 8 minutes; drain and sprinkle with lemon juice.

  • Flatten bread slices with a rolling pin.

  • Stir cream cheese, crumbled bacon, and chives together in a small bowl until evenly mixed. Spread 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each slice of bread and top with an asparagus spear. Roll the bread tightly around the asparagus; arrange onto prepared baking sheet with seam side down. Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2012
I made this recipe to go along with stuffed manicotti noodles but made a few changes. Instead of sliced bread I used refrigerated bread stick dough and forgot to add the butter and parmesan cheese on top. Was flavorful but a little dry I had left over cream cheese mixture so next time I will go heavier. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/17/2014
Sorry there is just way too much bread in this recipe. Love the flavor of the cheese chives and bacon. I might try this recipe next time with the inner ingredients combined in a casserole and sprinkle bread crumbs over the top. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2012
I made this recipe to go along with stuffed manicotti noodles but made a few changes. Instead of sliced bread I used refrigerated bread stick dough and forgot to add the butter and parmesan cheese on top. Was flavorful but a little dry I had left over cream cheese mixture so next time I will go heavier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
Similar to a recipe I've made but skipped the parmesan and added one small container of blue cheese. Great party pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2013
I made these according to the recipe - using whole grain bread which worked great. I think the addition of some blue cheese to the cream cheese mixture would be awesome. They are a little fussy to make and if I were making them for a large group I would use my pasta roller to flatten the bread and then probably cut the bread in half. They were pretty filling and although tasty they are more of a side dish than a appetizer as written. There is no need to blanch the asparagus. 10 minutes at 400 - 425 perfect and you will have tender but not mushy asparagus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2017
Easy and very hardy appetizer. I saved time (and grease) by using bacon bits and by cooking the asparagus and flattening the bread slices the day before. Super easy to do - soften the cream cheese mix the ingredients and spread on the bread add asparagus and roll up. Brush with butter sprinkle with cheese bake 10 min. My bread didn't dry out at all I used about half the amount of butter called for and I forgot the lemon. I also rolled them on the diagonal and cut them in half before serving. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/17/2014
Sorry there is just way too much bread in this recipe. Love the flavor of the cheese chives and bacon. I might try this recipe next time with the inner ingredients combined in a casserole and sprinkle bread crumbs over the top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2012
Great recipe. I used refrigerator crescent rolls instead of bread. And added cheddar cheese. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
Delicious. My family does not care for veggies but they loved this recipe. I will definitely make this again. We used crescent rolls that one of the reviews mentioned. It was nice and buttery. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2014
Way too much bread and does not look appealing to guests. The bread dries out and looks unappetizing. All the other flavors are good but no one could tell what was inside so no one at my party ate them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
I did use crescent rolls for this instead of bread. I will be making these again. They would be wonderful for a ladies lunch. I see the recommendation to add chesster cheese and that would be very good too. Thank you for sharing a great recipe! Read More
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