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Asparagus and Ham Casserole

I created this casserole one day while trying to find a good recipe for leftover ham. Instead of resorting to scalloped potatoes and ham, or ham and noodles, I tried asparagus. Everyone liked it so well, I've made it ever since.—Helen Ostronic, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well.
  • In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, combine the asparagus, ham, rice, celery and lemon-pepper; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine soup and broth; add cheese. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Pour over ham mixture.
  • Combine crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 268 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1113mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • lee1briggs
    May 13, 2020

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  • momio
    Apr 21, 2020

    All six of us really liked this dish. It was a little different than any other ham casserole that I've made and every drop was eaten!

  • bplowman
    Jan 6, 2015

    I made this dish for a visiting minister and my Pastor's family and they loved it. Served with 'Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits' and a rhubarb crisp. The minister thank me several times for this meal. Made this for my husband and will will definitely have this again!

  • maureen0361
    Apr 14, 2013

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  • LexiKayCo
    Apr 9, 2013

    I would make this again, however, I'd use low sodium soup and broth cause it seemed a bit too salty. Otherwise my family enjoyed it.

  • gbmckee
    Jan 18, 2012

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  • joy9s
    Sep 13, 2011

    This was a great recipe and easy to make. However, the next time I make it I will add more ham to the casserole or use a little less rice. Had it for dinner as a leftover a few nights ago and it was even more tasty. Will definitely make this again.

  • KatieLynn921
    May 9, 2011

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  • HaileyKl
    Mar 29, 2011

    I had potatoes to use up, so I replaced almost 3 cups of cooked cubed potatoes for the cooked rice, and it turned out great :) The combination of the asparagus and the ham makes it very flavorful!

  • Chedsy
    Apr 28, 2009

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