Asparagus season is in full swing and it is the perfect time to try out this recipe for Asparagus Roll Ups. This dish can be served as a side or with breakfast eggs for a healthy, satisfying meal. It’s gluten free, vegan and delicious! Don’t be afraid of trying new recipes – you might just find something that will become one of your favorites!
prep: 25 mins cook: 20 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 rolls
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
24 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed
6 slices bacon
12 slices white bread, crusts removed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Grease a baking sheet.
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.
When bacon is cool, crumble and set aside in a bowl.
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.
Place cream cheese and chives into the bowl with bacon and stir to evenly combine.
Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin on a work surface until the slices are thin and flat.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over each slice of bread.
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.
Brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle each with about 1 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and hot, 10 to 12 minutes.
Per Serving: 185 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 364.8mg.