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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

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Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese wrapped in bread crusts and creamy cheese is a unique asparagus appetizer for a crowd.

asparagus roll ups ready from the oven and coated in cheese

Asparagus isn’t one of those veggies that people usually think of when considering appetizers.

It’s often a side dish, which its great for that, but typically asparagus requires a fork.

Well, put your fork down because these asparagus roll ups are a grab and go solution to pile high for your next party! Even the most picky asparagus eater will love the magical flavors with asparagus spears, seasoned cream cheese and grated fresh Parmesan.

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

If you have had issues with getting your kids to try this unique vegetable, give these oven roasted asparagus made crunchy with bread and parm cheese a shot.

My kids like me to drown new recipes in cheese and bread, so this one is a good “tester” if yours as the same way. In any case the adults love them so you cannot go wrong.

  • 24 fresh asparagus spears
  • 1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 container, 7.5 oz, herb flavored cream cheese, softened
  • 12 slices white bread*
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

**You can also create this recipe with crescent rolls but make sure you flatten them out and adjust cooking time as needed.

asparagus appetizer ingredients

Asparagus Appetizer Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add asparagus spears to a shallow skillet and cover with water.

Heat on medium heat for about 5 minutes so they are good and steamed. Drain your asparagus and set aside.

Trim the crusts from the slices of bread and discard.

Use a rolling pin to flatten bread or crescent rolls.

roll out your bread with a rolling pin

In a small mixing bowl, mix herb cream cheese and bacon together.

Spread cream cheese mixture onto a slice of bread and place 2 already cooked asparagus spears in the center of the bread.

wrap cream cheese herbs in your bread or rolls

Fold the bread in the center and place them seam side down on prepared baking sheet.

Repeat folding your appetizer until all bread slices are used.

 

roll up your asparagus on an oven safe sheet

Spread melted butter on each bread slice and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake spears for for 10-12 minutes or until bread or rolls just begin to brown.

melt and spread butter on roll ups

crunchy asparagus from oven with cheese

 

Serve immediately.

Serves 12

 

asparagus appetizers ready to serve

Asparagus Side Dishes

Can you substitute any ingredients in this asparagus recipe?

You can easily substitute ham or prosciutto versus bacon in your appetizer. You can also vary the type of cream cheese (or use goat cheese) and there are plenty of fall flavors out every year.

Side Dish Recipes

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese wrapped in bread crusts and creamy cheese is a unique asparagus appetizer for a crowd.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: asparagus, asparagus appetizer, asparagus with parmesan cheese, oven roasted asparagus
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 24 fresh asparagus spears
  • 1/4 cup bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 container 7.5 oz, herb flavored cream cheese, softened
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add asparagus to a shallow skillet and cover with water. Heat on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Trim the crusts from the slices of bread and discard. Use a rolling pin to flatten bread.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and bacon. Spread onto a slice of bread and place 2 asparagus spears in the center of the bread. Fold the bread in the center and place them seam side down on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all bread slices are used.
  5. Spread melted butter on each bread slice and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just begins to brown.
  7. Serve immediately.

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