Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cheese & Asparagus Wraps

Prep Time: 15 MIN  |  Cook Time: 23 MIN  |  Servings: 8
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Cheese & Asparagus Wraps
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.

Serving Size

Calories

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 6.00g 9%
Sat. Fat 3.50g 18%
Mono Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 32%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 306RE
Vitamin C 23mg 40%
Calcium 194mg 20%
Iron 9mg 50%