Asparagus Ham Rolls Recipe
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Asparagus Ham Rolls Recipe

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I love this delicious recipe because it includes three of my favorite locally produced foods—ham, asparagus and cheese. Prepared with leftover Easter ham and fresh asparagus, these rolls make an excellent springtime meal. —Laurie Timm Minneiska, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 24 fresh or frozen asparagus spears
  • 8 thin slices fully cooked ham (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with margarine and skim milk) equals 1 meat 1 vegetable 1/2 starch; also 125 calories, 492 mg sodium, 19 mg cholesterol, 11 gm carbohydrate, 11 gm protein, 7 gm fat.


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat. Place three asparagus spears on each ham slice. Roll up; secure with toothpicks if necessary.
  3. Place in 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with cheese sauce. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Ham Rolls in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p27

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"have made this several times as directed but had 1 daughter request turkey instead for dietary reasons. Used sliced turkey sandwich meat and it turned out great! I now make it alternating turkey and ham wraps to accommodate everyone at the table and very rarely are there leftovers for my meal at work!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This will be the second time I have made this wonderful recipe,the only change I made was add a bit more cheese and some garlic. The flavors blend so nicely, and a great meal for company! Yummy!!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"My husband loves this dish and it is so easy to make."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2008

"I used skim milk and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese and it tasted great! What wonderful way to use asparagus!"

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