Asparagus Ham Roll-Ups Recipe
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Asparagus Ham Roll-Ups Recipe

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Havarti cheese, asparagus and red peppers make these tasty roll-ups ideal for a spring celebration. Fresh chive ties give them a fussed-over look, but they're a cinch to make! —Rhonda Struthers, Ottawa, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 16 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 16 strips
  • 8 ounces Havarti cheese, cut into 16 strips
  • 8 thin slices deli ham or prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
  • 16 whole chives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 69 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Place an asparagus spear, red pepper strip and cheese strip on each piece of ham. Roll up tightly; tie with a chive. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Ham Roll-Ups in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p55

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racecarcas User ID: 5969055 228775
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Super simple and tasty! They disappear quick"

67belvedere User ID: 726166 172966
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"quick, attractive, and tasty!"

irish muffin User ID: 2816482 172554
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"This recipe has been "borrowed" by Sam's Club®. Look here"

oneyummy User ID: 6648040 104375
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Absolutely delish! I blanched all the vegs (even the chives) before assembling. I froze them individually on a cookie sheet. To serve, I thawed, and heated 10 mins at 350 or til warm (cold didn't appeal to me). Received huge raves from my company."

Wetherallc6 User ID: 6629954 172883
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"Great combo!"

DMH2 User ID: 4175565 173823
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"It was a hit at Thanksgiving! I had to use Havarti Dill cheese as that's all they had and I used Prosciutto. I left the spear fairly long and wrapped the meat around and around. The tie wtih the chives was perfect. Lots of compliments."

mojo528 User ID: 4652496 158260
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Delicious! We just made them for my Mom's housewarming party. We used Pickled Asparagus instead of cooked, & it was a hit! :)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3542351 172526
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Cute and easy! Delicious! Rave reviews!"

lavendergiraffe User ID: 5926019 172772
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Without blanching the green onions to tie these up broke. With that extra step, it worked. Everyone raved and are still asking me for the recipe."

sbball2 User ID: 5845267 103765
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"Made this as an Easter appetizer - it was a great hit with everyone! It's an easy to make, pretty presentation that's healthy and refreshing. A great way to start a meal or for finger-foods. It got rave reviews from everyone - I'll definitely make it again as an appetizer or for a cocktail party!"

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