"I love to try out new recipes on my family. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate some of my favorite vegetables in with my main dishes, and this one was a success!" Rachel Kowasic - Connellsville, PA
Ham & Asparagus Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Cook noodles according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350°. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add asparagus. Cover and cook until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, saute the chopped onion in butter until tender. Combine the flour, thyme and pepper; gradually whisk in milk and broth until smooth. Add milk mixture to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice.
Drain noodles; add the ham, parsley, sauce and asparagus. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with fried onions and cheese.
Cover and bake until bubbly, 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown, 5-10 minutes longer.