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Asparagus Ham Bites Recipe

Asparagus Ham Bites Recipe

Fresh asparagus, honey mustard, ham and cheese make a tasty filling for these bite-size rounds of toasted whole wheat bread. I like to assemble them ahead of time and bake them as guests arrive. -Lucille Mead Ilion, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh thin asparagus spears
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 6 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 thin slices deli ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1. Trim asparagus to 5-1/4 in. Flatten bread with a rolling pin; brush one side of each slice with oil. Place bread, oiled side down, on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread each slice with mustard; top with cheese, ham and asparagus. Roll up tightly and place seam side down.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until just crisp. Sprinkle with paprika. Cut each roll into four pieces. Yield: 2 dozen.