When I was a kid my sister and I LOVED when my mom made these. We would always argue about the order the ingredients should go on the toast. (Of course, I'm submitting this in the order I liked.) It was also a good way to get us to eat asparagus.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Adjust oven rack to upper position, and set oven to broil. You may also use a toaster oven to cook the sandwiches if you don't want to broil them in the oven.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

  • Place a few spears of asparagus on a slice of bread. Top with 2 slices crisp bacon then a slice of cheese.

  • Toast under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 19.4g 39% DV; carbohydrates 22.1g 7% DV; fat 18.1g 28% DV; cholesterol 49.8mg 17% DV; sodium 1026mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
my roommate is extremely nutrition conscious so this was a great recipe that i could make for her. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2007
I didn't like these. I've had asparagus a few tiomes before at resturants and liked it so I thought that I'd like these too. I guess it's just the canned asparagus that put me off. If it was fresh asparagus cooked nicely then added to these I'm sure they would taste a lot better. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
my roommate is extremely nutrition conscious so this was a great recipe that i could make for her. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
This was really good! However after reading reviews I decided to use fresh cooked asparagus rather than canned. I can't imagine this tasting good with canned asparagus. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
For someone who never seems to have enough time to eat let alone cook I have to say this is a great recipe. It's quick it's delicious and I had all the ingredients just laying around. I did add artichoke and parmesan as well and I used a tiny bit of mayonnaise because the sandwich looked a little dry. As it turns out it really wasn't as dry as it looked but the mayo was a good addition. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/13/2006
I made this with fresh asparagus that I simmered for a few minutes in salted boiling water and then sliced in half. The cheese and bacon was of course delicious but I didn't think the asparagus was a good addition. It was also pretty unwieldy to eat. I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't make it again. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2007
I didn't like these. I've had asparagus a few tiomes before at resturants and liked it so I thought that I'd like these too. I guess it's just the canned asparagus that put me off. If it was fresh asparagus cooked nicely then added to these I'm sure they would taste a lot better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
I took these sandwiches to my sisters bridal shower and they were a hit. I followed the recipe just like it is and the only thing I would recommend is to either serve them immediately or heat them in the microwave right before you serve them. When I served them they were pretty cold and it changed the sandwich a little. Overall though they were wonderful and full of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/28/2006
I made these exactly as suggested and was not impressed. I love asparagus but it was not good in these sandwiches. Canned asparagus stinks I know but I have a feeling that they wouldn't have been good with fresh aspargus either. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2011
I thought this was good! To lighten it up a bit I used turkey bacon which to me is a GREAT substitute and I didn't have the sourdough bread so I used some rye. Also used fresh asparagus. Great little sandwich and I didn't even miss the mayo! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2016
11/10 would eat again muy delicisos Read More