Asparagus Roll Ups


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Ingredients

6 slices bacon
24 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
12 slices white bread, crusts removed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. When bacon is cool, crumble and set aside in a bowl.
  5. Place asparagus spears into a large skillet and pour in about 1 inch of water. Place over medium heat, cover the skillet, and simmer asparagus until bright green and slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Remove asparagus and set aside.
  6. Place cream cheese and chives into the bowl with bacon and stir to evenly combine.
  7. Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin on a work surface until the slices are thin and flat.
  8. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over each slice of bread.
  9. Center 2 asparagus spears on a bread slice, and roll the slice around the asparagus into a tidy and compact cylinder. Place seam side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  10. Brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle each with about 1 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and hot, 10 to 12 minutes.