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Ham Asparagus Rolls

Ham Asparagus Rolls are asparagus spears, rolled in cooked ham and topped with a creamy homemade cheese sauce. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

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 1/2 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 1/2 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: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2.5mg