Asparagus Rollups

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by luvmybge

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.

Top Review by Amie in Arizona

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler, if desired.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water.
  3. Cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  4. Remove from steamer, and cool on paper towels.
  5. Stir together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients.
  6. Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin to flatten.
  7. Spread 1 side of each slice with 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture; top each with 1 ham slice.
  8. 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.
  9. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika.
  10. Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. Garnish, if desired.
  13. Note: Freeze unbaked roll ups up to 1 month in an airtight container.
  14. Thaw in refrigerator, and bake as directed.
  15. Yield: 12 appetizer servings.

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