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Best-Ever Asparagus/Ham Rolls Recipe

Best-Ever Asparagus/Ham Rolls Recipe

This is an easy dish to prepare, yet elegant enough for company. I'm always asked for the recipe. I adapted it from one of my mother's recipes. And now, this is one of the few ways I can get our daughters to enjoy asparagus!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 16 slices sandwich-type ham
  • Prepared mustard
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cook asparagus to crisp-tender. Spread one side of each ham slice with mustard. Roll ham around 2-3 asparagus spears. Layer rolls, seam side down, in a 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Set aside.
  • 2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour until smooth. Slowly stir in milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese and, if desired, onions. Pour over ham rolls.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 262 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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