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

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
You can use whole wheat or white sandwich bread! Deliious appetizer for asparagus and chives season!

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.
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