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Fast and Easy Recipe For Asparagus and Ham Lasagna

Sunday Dinner: Asparagus-Ham Lasagna


If you don't have elaborate plans for tonight but are still looking to celebrate Easter in a special way, then this festive lasagna is calling your name. Not only is this contemporary twist on the traditional Italian staple a cinch to make, but it also couldn't be more seasonally appropriate with ham and our favorite Spring vegetable, asparagus. Ring in the holiday when you

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Asparagus-Ham Lasagna

Asparagus-Ham Lasagna

Fast And Easy Recipe for Asparagus & Ham Lasagna

Ingredients

1 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound lasagna noodles
4 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup flour
4 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper
1/2 pound deli-sliced baked ham, cut into 1/2-inch ribbons

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the asparagus until just tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the asparagus to a strainer. Return the water to a boil, add the lasagna and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a platter.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in half of the parmesan and half of the nutmeg; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread about 1/3 cup of the cheese sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Layer 4 noodles on the sauce and top with 3/4 cup cheese sauce. Sprinkle a quarter of the ham, a quarter of the asparagus, and 3 tablespoons of the remaining parmesan over the sauce. Repeat the layering process three more times. Top with the remaining noodles, cheese sauce, parmesan and nutmeg. Cover with foil and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. Uncover and cook for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Serves 6.

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psterling psterling 7 years
Made this last night and I really liked it but I didn't boil the lasagna noodles OR cook the asparagus and it turned out perfectly. The noodles especially would've ruined the whole thing if I had boiled them.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I like the sounds of this.
brownbaby brownbaby 7 years
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mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
Noo... I am so anti boiling lasagna noodles before I put them in the oven. This is why your lasagna ends up looking like mush on your plate. This sounds tasty, but I would DEFINITELY not boil my noodles and possibly not the asparagus before baking them for 30 minutes.
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