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Asparagus Ham Rolls

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place in 13x9-in. baking dish; top with cheese sauce. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 125 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • johnson5dad
    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!

  • ROSANNE6356
    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!!

  • Judy84
    Apr 7, 2010

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

  • mayinkzoo94
    Apr 7, 2008

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