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Asparagus Spiral Wraps in 5 Easy Steps

Updated on August 19, 2014

Quick & Easy ~ Vegetarian Hors d'oeuvres

N eed something quick and easy that will make your guest's mouth water?  

Asparagus Spiral Wraps are easy, appealing to the eyes and great tasting. 

You can make this side dish or vegetarian hors d'oeuvres in less than one hour.  Easy cooking recipes give you more time for entertaining and spending time with your family and friends.

Try this Asparagus Spiral Wraps in 5 Easy Steps recipe for any celebration, and make a lasting impression that will have your company coming back for more.

Look for more vegetarian recipes on this page.

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The Asparagus Festival Cookbook


Stockton, California held its first Asparagus Festival in 1986 attracting thousands of people waiting to taste the best gourmet asparagus recipes from all over the world.  This cookbook highlights the top awarded recipes from the cook-off.

The Asparagus Festival Cookbook
The Asparagus Festival Cookbook

Prize winning recipes from gournet chefs.

 

Poll: Are you an asparagus fan?

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A bit of flavor ... Try adding Morning Star veggie sausage or bacon for a spicy flavor. Tastes great!

A bit of flavor ... Try adding Morning Star veggie sausage or bacon for a spicy flavor. Tastes great!
A bit of flavor ... Try adding Morning Star veggie sausage or bacon for a spicy flavor. Tastes great!
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I want to let you know that these wraps may not look as nice as the ones you wrap in Puff Pastry, but they taste even better, are less expensive and healthier. You can use them as they are vegan if you wish. The recipe I use is my own and contains no meat (just "vegan" meat for flavor).

Take a look at the photos below of the actual process

I used for these appetizers.

If you wish to use the Puff Pastry (photo here) recipe that calls for meat, here is the link:

www.puffpastry.com/recipe/60132/prosciutto-asparagus-spirals

Preheat Oven 375 degrees

Baking Items:

2 nonstick baking sheets

microwavable dish

cooking spray

wax paper if needed

butter knife

Cook Time

Prep Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Total Time: Approx. 1 hour

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus spears (about 24 washed with flat ends trimmed)
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Original Breadsticks 12 count (keep chilled until ready to make wraps)
  • 4 Individually Wrapped Frigo String Cheese Sticks cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 Morning Star Bacon Strips cooked and crumbled into bits
  • Butter or herb butter spread

Instructions

  1. Asparagus Preparation: You can skip pre-cooking if you like a more crisp asparagus. They actually are better this way, and stay firmer.
  2. Cook fresh asparagus in water covering the asparagus in the microwave for 8 minutes on high. Remove from water and towel dry on a plate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This step can be done ahead of time in a steamer if you prefer. The asparagus shoud be partly cooked, but not over cooked so they cannot be wrapped.
  3. Veggie Bacon Preparation: Place 4 strips of veggie bacon on a microwave safe plate and cook for 2 minutes. Let cool and then break the pieces. They crumble pretty easily.
  4. Cheese Preparation: I used Frigo individual string cheese sticks. Cut them in half vertically (long) making 2 long strips of cheese. Then cut in pieces. You can use any kind of flavored string cheese if you like. I used Pepper Jack. The cheese melts right into the breadstick so don't be concerned about it oozing out (unless your put big chunks in). The flavored cheeses make a better tasting appetizer.
  5. Step 1: Open breadsticks can and separate the pieces. Stretch out one breadstick laying it flat so that it is over twice the size of the breadstick.
  6. Step 2: Lay the asparagus on the breadstick leaving the tip off the breadstick. Make sure breadstick remains flat. Tightly wrap one breadstick strip around the asparagus making a spiral around the vegetable. You should have the length of the asparagus still remaining. Lay it on the baking sheet making sure to flatten out the remaining part of the breadstick.
  7. Step 3: On the half without the asparagus, press pieces of string cheese and bacon bits along the breadstick leaving a space between pieces. Do this for each breadstick and lay straight on nonstick baking sheet.
  8. Step 4: Carefully pull the part of the breadstick with the cheese and bacon on it over top of the spiral wrapped part. Squeeze or pinch the seams together to seal the wrap. Place the wrapped asaparagus seam side down on baking sheet. (Look at the photos of how I did this.)
  9. Step 5: Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until breadstick is golden brown. After baked, place on tray spiral side up. Be sure to have tongs ready. Serve warm with butter or herb spread.
  10. Note: If not wrapped tightly the aspargus slips out on the first bite, that's why the uncooked asparagus recipe works better. These are best served and eaten the day you make them. You can also cut theses into bite size pieces after cooked (use a very sharp knife) and put festive toothpicks in them. This works really well for seniors and kids, and serves more people who may only want to sample the appetizer.
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How to wrap your asparagus.

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Using the Puff Pastry version it "may" look like this.  My version is as follows on the next photos.Cut the string cheese sticks in half, and  then into smaller pieces.Morning Star Vegan Bacon: cook 4 or 5 strips for 2 minutes.Asparagus top is not wrapped.  Works best on the baking sheet.  Press the cheese & "meat" pieces down good into the pastry or they will fall off.Pull remaining breadstick with the cheese & bacon over top spiral wrapped part. Seal with fingers. If any pieces fall out, just push them back in.Turn it over and make sure it is sealed.Closer look.  The end tip is covered to handle it better.Nice long asparagus gives a better look.After baked, place on tray spiral side up.  Be sure to have tongs ready.
Using the Puff Pastry version it "may" look like this.  My version is as follows on the next photos.
Using the Puff Pastry version it "may" look like this. My version is as follows on the next photos.
Cut the string cheese sticks in half, and  then into smaller pieces.
Cut the string cheese sticks in half, and then into smaller pieces.
Morning Star Vegan Bacon: cook 4 or 5 strips for 2 minutes.
Morning Star Vegan Bacon: cook 4 or 5 strips for 2 minutes.
Asparagus top is not wrapped.  Works best on the baking sheet.  Press the cheese & "meat" pieces down good into the pastry or they will fall off.
Asparagus top is not wrapped. Works best on the baking sheet. Press the cheese & "meat" pieces down good into the pastry or they will fall off.
Pull remaining breadstick with the cheese & bacon over top spiral wrapped part. Seal with fingers. If any pieces fall out, just push them back in.
Pull remaining breadstick with the cheese & bacon over top spiral wrapped part. Seal with fingers. If any pieces fall out, just push them back in.
Turn it over and make sure it is sealed.
Turn it over and make sure it is sealed.
Closer look.  The end tip is covered to handle it better.
Closer look. The end tip is covered to handle it better.
Nice long asparagus gives a better look.
Nice long asparagus gives a better look.
After baked, place on tray spiral side up.  Be sure to have tongs ready.
After baked, place on tray spiral side up. Be sure to have tongs ready.

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Asparagus Plate to Serve Your Creation - Now that you have a fancy vegetable, make sure it is presented on a beautiful plate.

Supreme Housewares - White Ceramic Asparagus Plate
Supreme Housewares - White Ceramic Asparagus Plate

Material: Ceramic

Size : 9 1/2" Length x 6" W

Dishwasher Safe

 

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @Tim Bader: Seems not many make it to the table in our house.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @microfarmproject: Always something good goin' on at the farm!

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      microfarmproject 2 years ago

      Yum! Asparagus is done growing this year at The Micro Farm Project, so I am saving and pinning this recipe for next year. Thanks!

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      Tim Bader 2 years ago from Surrey, UK

      I'm a big fan of asparagus but don't have it very often.

      I never thought of wrapping it up like this, but it does sound yummy!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @BuckHawkcenter: I think you could. The tastes blend in so nicely the veggie isn't overwhelming.

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      BodyHairRemoval 2 years ago

      I love asparagus, thank you for sharing this!

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      BuckHawkcenter 2 years ago

      Wow, these look so yummy! I just got a gorgeous bunch of asparagus and now have a great new recipe to try. Hm, wonder if I can get the grandgirls to try asparagus this way? Worth a try.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @Craftypicks: LOL that's the way things happen sometimes. Well, the good thing is that you have the recipe for next time right?

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      Jacolive 2 years ago

      I love asparagus. This recipe sounds delicious!

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      amandascloset0 2 years ago

      Great ideas ! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @takkhisa: Hope you get a chance to try this. It's not really that difficult, but even if it doesn't look pretty, it sure is good tasting :)

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      Takkhis 2 years ago

      I don't what to say but "wow" - never tried it before though, thanks for showing me how to cook it :)

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      Lori Green 2 years ago from Las Vegas

      I served asparagus last night. I only like it fresh. I am sorry I didn't see this yesterday because I bought the dough too, but didn't serve it.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Looks good to me, I do love asparagus, I'll give this one a try:) Thanks for another recipe!!!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      My mouth's watering for this dish!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @paulahite: Thanks Paula, I appreciate it.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'll have to give your recipe a try. Sounds like something we'd really like.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Sounds perfect for Easter dinner! Your lens has been featured on our Google+ page today. Come and check it out!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Susan Zutautas: Hope you like it. Glad to see you Susan.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Sylvestermouse: A good family time meal. Fun to make and eat. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Well, these wraps look very easy and my daughter would love them!

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Yum, yum. No idea what figo cheese sticks are, no matter, cheese is cheese.

      Must try it.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @RoadMonkey: That's true. This is fast and filling. Thanks for visiting.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      Nice idea for having guests over. It's always nice to be able to serve a surprise that doesn't take too long to make.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @pawpaw911: Hope you like them. They go fast.

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      pawpaw911 3 years ago

      Great idea. I've never heard of these. I like asparagus, and have some growing in our garden, so I might have to give it a try.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Really great looking finger food. Love your recipe. Well done.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I love asparagus - these look so good. Thanks for sharing.

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This looks delightful. I have asparagus growing at my summer cottage.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi these look so good, I want to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      We have wrapped asparagus in lots of things at our house and enjoyed every one of them, but I never thought of wrapping them in pastry. What a wonderful appetizer. Thank you for sharing it.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @sierradawn lm: Thanks, I appreciate it Sierra.

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      This looks so deliciously scrumptious! I am going to try some. Pinning & sharing this!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Jogalog: I did also until I made this. It's not something I make often because it takes some time, but it does dress up a table.

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      Jogalog 3 years ago

      It's a great idea for using asparagus. Normally I just eat it as a vegetable side dish with chicken or fish.

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      Bellezza-Decor 3 years ago from Canada

      Asparagus is my absolute favorite vegetable and your recipe looks yummy.

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      olliedee 3 years ago

      I will have to give these a try for thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe...

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for introducing me to the veggiebacon. I also love the asparagus plate.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I learned something new today. Plus I love asparagus.

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      Laura Hofman 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I could go for some of these right now...sure sound delicious!

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      cmadden 3 years ago

      These sound quite tasty, though I fear the hub will insist on non-veggie bacon!

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      Genesis Davies 3 years ago from Guatemala

      Hmm, this looks really yummy! I'll have to try it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the recipe. You're right it's healthier and it looks really yummy! I would love to try this at home.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These seem super simple. I never thought of cooking asparagus in the microwave --- that information is much appreciated.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These will look amazing at my next party, thanks for sharing!

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      Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      These asparagus wraps are so colorful and they sound delicious. I'm going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Sounds delish, but I don't know about veggie bacon. If I try this, I'll use real bacon. That won't mess it up will it?

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      What a tasty sounding way to have asparagus!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I do enjoy asparagus and am always in search of ways to incorporate it my meals. Can't wait to try these asparagus wraps! Angel Blessings**

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      I would love to try this recipe, we all love asparagus!

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      That asparagus recipe looks great. I wish could get my husband to like asparagus like I do :) *Blessed *

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      ddunkin23 4 years ago

      Great Lens!!!! Love the vegetarian recipes. My wife and I are always looking for some tasty veggy meals

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      This is another great way to eat asparagus.

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      Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      I would love to have some right now. They sure look pretty and delicious. Yummy. Thank you for the recipe.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Your asparagus wraps look delicious. We love to make anything with asparagus.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This looks delicious! I have to try it now :)

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      Anthony Godinho 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These asparagus spirals look great. I love asparagus, so I'm sure I'll like these spirals! :)

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      And another great way to have asparagus and bacon, one of my favorite combos. Thanks, d

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting recipe! I would not have thought of doing this with asparagus.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      This sounds delicious - a perfect snack for book club!

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      TamarWrites 4 years ago

      My family would enjoy this with just the pastry wrap!

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Sounds yummy. Not many people in my family like asparagus, so more for me!

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      kburns421 lm 4 years ago

      I've been wanting to try asparagus, and this recipe looks like something I would love. It's pretty to look at, too! The pictures are good and helpful.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I love asparagus and this recipe-- can't wait to try it. An excellent, usefule lens! Thank you

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