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Creamed Ham and Asparagus

To be truthful, asparagus is my least favorite vegetable. But I make an exception with this recipe my mom and I came up with together. The ham and cheese really lend a tasty difference. Now that our parents are retired, my brothers and I have taken over the family farm. We milk 200 Holsteins.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toast points or biscuits

Directions

  • In a saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until tender; drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cornstarch, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add parsley, ham, eggs, cheese and asparagus; cook and stir over low heat until ham is warmed and cheese is melted. Serve over toast points or biscuits.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 805 calories, 72g fat (43g saturated fat), 339mg cholesterol, 2606mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • sddeck
    Mar 14, 2014

    This is tasty. Would be a great addition to a brunch Buffett. I used old white cheddar cheese. Excellent way to use up left over baked ham.

  • Barb177
    Apr 20, 2012

    Have made this many times often for company and love the flavors. Lost recipe, just found it on line. Exceptional flavor and great for what it is, to be served with toast. I prefer a thicker sauce so looking for ways to make it thicker.

  • JulieMarae
    Apr 22, 2011

    yummy!

  • lynnecrozier
    Nov 7, 2010

    Absolutely delicious.

  • GailJay
    Apr 21, 2009

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