Asparagus spears, rolled in cooked ham and topped with a creamy homemade cheese sauce. This is an easy and healthy dinner idea that even your kids will love!
A white platter with several ham asparagus rolls topped with a cream sauce.

My mom made these Ham Asparagus Rolls often growing up, usually as part of our Sunday dinner. They are so delicious! I love asparagus in all forms but wrapped in ham it’s absolutely fantastic!

We never ate it with a cheese sauce, since the boys in my family don’t like cheese, and I really can say I like these served with or without the sauce!
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Recipe

Ham asparagus rolls laid ona platter.
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 25 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 24 fresh fresh asparagus spears
  • 8 slices ham , thinly sliced and fully cooked

For the cheese sauce (optional):

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

Oven Method--(works well if cooking for a large group):

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add about 2 ½ cups of a water to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Bring water to a boil. 
  • Add asparagus and blanch for only about 1 minute. Remove asparagus to a plate.
  • Place 3 asparagus spears in each ham slice. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. (I usually cut the toothpicks in half and secure with half a toothpick.)
  • Place rolls in a large casserole dish. Top with cheese sauce, if desired. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tender.

Saute Method--For a quick dinner:

  • Add about 2 ½ cups of a water to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Bring water to a boil.
  • Add asparagus and cook just until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Remove asparagus to a plate and empty water out of skillet.
  • Place 3 asparagus spears in each ham slice. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. (I usually cut the toothpicks in half and secure with half a toothpick.)
  • Place the large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ham wrapped asparagus to the pan and gently brown on all sides. Top with cheese sauce, if desired.

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and whisk to form a thick paste (but don't let it brown). 
  • Slowly whisk in milk and stir until smooth. Stir constantly for 3-4 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and add grated cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 13gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1030IUVitamin C: 5.4mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 2.5mg

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Nutrition Facts
Ham Asparagus Rolls
Amount per Serving
Calories
203
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
35
%
Cholesterol
 
44
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
466
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
348
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
1030
IU
21
%
Vitamin C
 
5.4
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
177
mg
18
%
Iron
 
2.5
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lauren Allen

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