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asparagus roll appetizers

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rose M. Helle
The Villages, FL

My sister makes these for all of her parties - she is a total 'social butterfly' that loves to give a lot of parties! I was never a lover of asparagus - until I ate these. They are so good. Sis shared this recipe with me and I won a Blue Ribbon for submitting this dish to my first Curious Cuisiners meeting back in May of 2014.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This delightful dish makes a great asparagus appetizer and one that can be prepped ahead of time. You wouldn't know that it's made with white bread and baked! We really liked the creamy mixture of blue cheese and cream cheese. They're surprisingly good and easy to make.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For asparagus roll appetizers

  • 2 can
    asparagus spears (15 oz each)
  • 1 1/2
    loaves white bread, crusts trimmed
  • 3 oz
    blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 stick
    melted butter or margarine
  • 1 can
    Parmesan cheese, grated (1 1/2 - 2 cups)

How To Make asparagus roll appetizers

Test Kitchen Tips
The recipe calls for canned asparagus but you can also use fresh - it just has to be cooked before adding to the recipe. Even other vegetables could be substituted.
  • Flattening slices of white bread.
    Flatten bread slices with a rolling pin.
  • Combining blue cheese, cream cheese, and egg.
    Mix together blue cheese, cream cheese, and the egg.
  • Spreading cheese mixture on the bread.
    Spread bread with cheese mixture.
  • Rolling the bread around the asparagus.
    Roll asparagus spears in bread slices and place on wax paper.
  • Freezing the asparagus.
    Freeze on wax paper until firm (about 30 minutes).
  • Cutting rolls in half.
    When firm, cut each roll in half.
  • Rolling bread in melted butter.
    Roll in butter.
  • Rolling bread in Parmesan cheese.
    Then roll in Parmesan cheese.
  • Asparagus rolls on a baking sheet.
    Place on a foil-lined pan and freeze until firm (about 30 minutes). Store in plastic bags until ready to use.
  • Asparagus Rolls baking in the oven.
    Bake in 375 degree oven on Pam sprayed cookie sheets for about 15-20 minutes until golden.
  • A platter of Asparagus Roll Appetizers ready to serve.
    Serve warm.