Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
A do-ahead appetizer. You can 'wow' them with this one. I found this at Southern Living and this is the recipe as written. I like to use about half of the amount of blue cheese called for and I just use a 'swipe' on the bread.. not 2 tablespoons full.
- 24 fresh asparagus spears
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (4 ounce) packagecrumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 12 slices bread, crusts trimmed off
- 12 slices thinly sliced deli ham
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
- green onion, curl
- red bell pepper
- Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler, if desired.
- Arrange asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water.
- Cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Remove from steamer, and cool on paper towels.
- Stir together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients.
- Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin to flatten.
- Spread 1 side of each slice with 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture; top each with 1 ham slice.
- Place 2 asparagus spears, tips pointed toward opposite ends, on one end of each bread slice; roll up, and place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet.
- Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
- Serve immediately.
- Garnish, if desired.
- Note: Freeze unbaked roll ups up to 1 month in an airtight container.
- Thaw in refrigerator, and bake as directed.
- Yield: 12 appetizer servings.
These were very pretty, elegant and regal looking. I would use a lot less blue cheese next time it was too over powering for my taste. I may try using refridgerated cresant rolls next time instead of plain bread. Very good for special occasions. Thank you.
made this last night as our starter, forgot to wrap the asparagus in the bread, not sure what happened, but used the rest of the ingredients. We loved it. The different cheeses really made this dish for us. I'll be making it again but next time I'll try to remember the bread...Thanks for posting it
these were very tasty, but I think I made mine too big. I cut in half to serve.