Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls

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They were a star on her catering menu. Soft rye bread, a blue cheese cream mixture, asparagus, and butter. The 80’s version of this appetizer included canned asparagus.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

This appetizer brings me back to the ’80s. My mom has probably made a million of these in her lifetime. They were a star on her catering menu. Soft rye bread, a blue cheese cream mixture, asparagus, and butter. The 80’s version of this appetizer included canned asparagus. I cannot go there, even for nostalgia’s sake. Instead, I blanched some asparagus spears and the update is even better than my mother’s original version. Sorry, Val. You can make these ahead of time and freeze them and bake them off when you are ready to serve them. With a glass of white wine, there really is nothing better.

Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls

  • 1 bunch of asparagus spears
  • soft rye bread
  • 1 brick cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • room temperature butter
blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Blanch some asparagus in simmering water. You do not want them to be mushy but cooked.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 2: Drop the asparagus in ice-cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and dry off.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 3: In a small bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 4: Mash in the blue cheese and season with salt and pepper. Go easy on the salt, the blue cheese can be pretty salty.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 5: Use a rolling pin to flatten out the bread.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 6: Cut the crust off of the bread and spread the blue cheese mixture to the edges of the bread. Add a few spears of asparagus (these were really thin so I used a few, but if they are large I only use one).

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 7: Roll the bread into a roll and trim the ends.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 8: Place the rolls on a baking sheet. If you are going to freeze them, this is the point that you do it at.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 9: Spread butter on the tops of the asparagus rolls.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe

Step 10: Toast the rolls in a preheated 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe
blue cheese and asparagus roll recipe
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Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls

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Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls - one of my mom's catering classics. Rye bread rolled thinly with a blue cheese cream cheese spread and asparagus. Spread with a little butter and toast.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • soft rye bread
  • 1 brick cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • room temperature butter

Instructions
 

  • Blanch some asparagus in simmering water. You do not want them to be mushy, but cooked.
  • Drop the asparagus in ice cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and dry off.
  • In a small bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese.
  • Mash in the blue cheese and season with salt and pepper. Go easy on the salt, the blue cheese can be pretty salty.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten out the bread.
  • Cut the crust off of the bread and spread the blue cheese mixture to the edges of the bread. Add a few spears of asparagus (these were really thin so I used a few, but if they are large I only use one).
  • Roll the bread into a roll and trim the ends.
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet. If you are going to freeze them, this is the point that you do it at.
  • Spread butter on the tops of the asparagus rolls.
  • Toast the rolls in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
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