Asparagus Rollups

Asparagus Rollups

Ingredients

  • 24 fresh aspargus spears
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 12 bread slices, trimmed
  • 12 thinly sliced deli ham slices
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Make It

1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. 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.

2. Stir together cream cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise, and chives.

3. 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.

4. Place 2 asparagus spears, tips pointed toward opposite ends, on 1 end of each bread slice; roll up, and place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika.5. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately

5. Recipe reprinted by permission from Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook Featuring Favorite Childhood Recipes by Over 50 Celebrities by Nick Katsoris. Copyright (c) 2011 by NK Publications, Inc