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Ham, Asparagus, and Pasta Casserole

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“I have no idea where this came from, but I'm pretty sure I tweaked it from some cookbook or another. This is not only easy, it's incredibly tasty. Not too heavy, and doesn't take long in the oven so it's not bad for a summertime casserole.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water seven minutes.
  2. Add asparagus; cook an additional 2-3 minutes; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large frying pan and preheat oven to 450°F.
  4. Add onion to butter and saute 4-5 minutes, just until softened.
  5. Combine flour, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  6. Add milk and chicken broth; combine well with a whisk.
  7. Add milk mixture to frying pan.
  8. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  9. Remove sauce from heat; stir in lemon juice.
  10. Combine all ingredients except parmesan and bread crumbs in a large casserole dish.
  11. Combine parmesan and bread crumbs, and sprinkle over top of casserole.
  12. Bake at 450F for approximately 10 minutes, until casserole is bubbly and the bread crumbs are golden brown.

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