Asparagus with Ham and Cheese

Asparagus with Ham and CheeseRecipe
Serve Asparagus with Ham and Cheese with toasted slices of crusty bread to soak up the cheesy, creamy sauce.
Serves: 4

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2 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces thinly sliced Black Forest ham, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole milk, heated
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar


Prep: 9 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

1. Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ham, stirring, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out skillet; let cool slightly.

2. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil. On sheet, toss asparagus with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, season with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer. Broil until crisp-tender and tips begin to brown, about 4 minutes, shaking pan once or twice.

3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add flour; whisk until a paste forms, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in hot milk. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Drizzle asparagus with cheese sauce. Top with ham and serve.

Created date

May 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 255
Fat 17 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 895 mg