Family Supper with Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

These Whole Wheat Asparagus Bacon Wraps are a delicious appetizer for spring or Easter entertaining!

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

We recently had a family supper at our friends’ house, and Jeannie served Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps, a huge hit with our kids! And, I must say, the perfect appetizer for our Easter Feast this year!

When I changed my new blog design tag line to Feast on Life, it came with many meanings.

For our family, one way to “feast on life” is to enjoy a meal with long-time friends. It’s hanging around for hours, eating good food, catching up, talking college, school, plans for graduation, the summer, music, relationships, sports.

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

You name it, we get down to the nitty-gritty with our friends Minor and Jeannie.

What makes a family supper special is its effortless balance of the festive and familiar.

Festive.

Jeannie always sets a festive table, no matter what the season. This time her red tulips were bursting in her front yard, so she brought them to the table.

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

Always with flowers, napkins, her festive dishes in the house that reflects her travels (to over 100 countries).

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

She served the asparagus rolls on this fun platter.

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

I brought the enchiladas; she made the rest of the dinner.

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

Familiar.

The mood is familiar, just like growing up at “home.” It’s warm, relaxed, served family style.

There’s nothing formal about the occasion, except the “formal” invite, Can you come for supper?

We create a lot of memories at Minor and Jeannie’s. They have a flare for meeting people where they are, for loving and connecting, desiring to know you more.

To me, this is what family suppers are all about.

When’s the last time you had a family style supper with good friends?

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps
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Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps

You can use whole wheat or white sandwich bread! Deliious appetizer for asparagus and chives season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh asparagus trimmed (bottoms snapped off)
  • 16 slices whole wheat sandwich bread crusts removed
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, blanch the asparagus by filling with 1/2 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Drain and immediately place asparagus in a large bowl filled with ice and water. Leave for about 5 minutes; drain and pat dry. Set aside.
  • Flatten the slices of bread with a rolling pin.
  • Combine the cream cheese, bacon and chives; spread 1 tablespoonful on each slice of bread.
  • Top with an asparagus spear. Roll up tightly; place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush the roll-ups with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cut roll-ups in half. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

4 comments on “Family Supper with Whole Wheat Asparagus and Bacon Wraps”

  1. Oh I love this idea! Asparagus and bread is such a greta combo!

  2. This sounds wonderful! Will be trying this soon. And…..what is that salad she served? It looks amazing!

  3. I love anything asparagus. This looks like a great way to eat it!

  4. What a fun way to serve asparagus. I’ve never seen them rolled with bread before, but I can’t wait to give it a try! (Love that family photo!)

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