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How to Make Asparagus Bites Recipe

Asparagus Bites Recipe

Are you looking for a delectable and easy-to-make appetizer to impress your guests at the next gathering? Look no further than these savory asparagus bites.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Appetier
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 85kcal

Equipment

  • baking dish
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 8 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 loaf sliced white bread
  • 9 asparagus spears blanched
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 5 oz. softened cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 egg white beaten
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions

Step 1: Preparing The Ingredients

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking and make cleanup easier. Meanwhile, gather the ingredients: crumbled blue cheese, minced garlic, sliced white bread, blanched asparagus spears, melted butter, softened cream cheese, beaten egg white, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and mayo.

Step 2: Preparing The Cream Cheese Mixture

  • In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese with minced garlic, and season it with salt and pepper. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined, creating a flavorful cream cheese mixture.

Step 3: Assembling The Bites

  • Taking a slice of white bread, flatten it slightly with a rolling pin to make it easier to roll. Then, spread a thin layer of melted butter on each slice. Next, spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the prepared cream cheese mixture onto each slice of bread.

Step 4: Adding Asparagus

  • In the center of each bread slice, place a blanched asparagus spear. Then, roll the bread around the asparagus until the bread ends meet, creating a neat bundle. Once all the bites are assembled, brush the tops with beaten egg white for a golden finish.

Step 5: Baking The Bites

  • Place the assembled bites onto the prepared baking sheet and bake them in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes,and the cream cheese is warmed through.

Step 6: Serving

  • Once baked to perfection, remove the asparagus bites from the oven and let them cool slightly. To serve, arrange them on a platter and serve with a side of mayo for dipping, if desired. These flavorful and elegant appetizers are ready to impress!

Notes

  • Cream Cheese: The softened cream cheese acts as a binding agent and adds a creamy texture to the filling. Make sure to bring it to room temperature for easy mixing.
  • Asparagus: Blanching the asparagus spears before wrapping them in bread helps retain their vibrant green color and crisp texture.
  • Blue Cheese: The tangy and salty flavor of blue cheese pairs well with the richness of the other ingredients. Feel free to adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences.
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