Asparagus Ham Lasagna Recipe
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Asparagus Ham Lasagna Recipe

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Our family had an asparagus farm during the Depression. My brother and I picked and sorted spears after school and on weekends...and, needless to say, we ate this vegetable quite often. This is one of the best ways Mother fixed it. — Jane Galvin, Englewood, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup julienned fully cooked ham

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 358 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute garlic and thyme in butter. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pepper.
  3. Cut noodles in half; place four noodles in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Layer a third of the white sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham and asparagus over noodles. Top with three noodles and another layer of sauce, cheese, ham and asparagus. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Lasagna in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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msdaisey User ID: 1222542 18697
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"so good!"

bjeanmarak User ID: 5586479 39770
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times and it's always SO delicious! My family loves it and asks for it all the time - even the ones that don't really care for asparagas."

karen1965B User ID: 3830242 43263
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"The whole family enjoyed it. I would cut up the asparagus though, as it was harder to cut when the spears were intact."

krbmom User ID: 539604 39756
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I've made this many time and it's delicious! A great way to use leftover ham."

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