Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cheese & Asparagus Wraps Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 23 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories:
asparagus
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
23 min
Servings
8

This fresh tasting, quick to make recipe will be a hit at any gathering. Keep this recipe close by anytime you need an easy snack or crowd pleasing finger food.

Ingredients
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 24 asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 slices Sargento® Ultra Thin® Colby-Jack cheese
  • 8 basil leaves
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Directions
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil & add salt. Add asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spears turn bright green and are just al dente. Using a pair of tongs, transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Once cooled, remove asparagus & pat dry.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 F. Place a flat roasting rack over a sheet tray and lay bacon strips on the rack. Roast for about 15-20 minutes until bacon is cooked through but not crisp. Set aside until just cool enough to handle.
  3. Place one basil leaf on a piece of cheese. Wrap around asparagus on a diagonal, basil leaf positioned between asparagus and cheese, then wrap one piece of bacon on a diagonal over the cheese. Place on a plate, ends of bacon facing down. Repeat with remaining spears. Sprinkle with additional red pepper flakes as desired and serve.

Nutrition Facts
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 3 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 1 grams
Cholesterol 15 milligrams
Sodium 300 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 2 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 grams
Total Sugars 7 grams
Protein 13 grams
Vitamin A 306RE
Vitamin C 23mg 40%
Calcium 194mg 20%
Iron 9mg 50%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.