SWISS HAM AND ASPARAGUS ROLL-UPS

Swiss Ham and Asparagus Roll-Ups

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, grated
  • 1-1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 8 slices good cooked ham, sliced thick enough to hold together when rolled
  • 24-32 fresh asparagus spears, roasted and cooled
  • 1 cup swiss cheese to spread on top of sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour, nutmeg and salt. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Stir in milk and cook, stirring until thickened. Add 1 cup swiss cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Blend 3/4 cup sauce into the cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper.

Spread equal amounts of rice mixture on ham slices. Top with 3 or 4 asparagus spears, roll ham around the filling and secure with toothpicks if necessary.

Arrange rolls in shallow baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over rolls and top with 1 cup grated swiss cheese. Cover dish with foil for the first 15 minutes of baking. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and heated through, about 25-30 minutes.

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