Ham and Asparagus Roll-Ups


These roll-ups are the perfect breakfast or Easter brunch dish. Healthy, filling, and coated in a velvety Parm sauce. Pair it with a grapefruit mimosa, and you’ve got a serious five-star brunch.


  • 1/2 lb. asparagus, stalks trimmed
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 8 slices ham
  • 2 tbsp. flour of choice
  • 1 1/3 c. whole milk
  • 2/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. On a medium baking sheet, toss asparagus with oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast until tender, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make eggs: Crack eggs into a large bowl and whisk until frothy.  In a medium nonstick pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Let set slightly then reduce heat to medium-low. Drag the eggs with a spatula or wooden spoon to create curds. When the eggs are almost cooked to your liking, season with salt and pepper. Fold in chives and remove from heat.

  3. Make ham roll-ups: Lay ham flat on a clean surface and fill with a couple tablespoons scrambled eggs and 2 to 3 asparagus spears. Roll tightly and place seam side down in a medium baking dish. Repeat this process until all eggs and asparagus are used. Switch oven to broil.

  4. Make cheese sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt remaining butter. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture has darkened  slightly in color and no raw flour remains, 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until mixture has thickened slightly, 1 minute more. Turn off heat and stir in Parmesan until melted. Season to taste with salt and nutmeg, if using.

  5. Pour cheese sauce over ham roll-ups. Broil until ham is slightly crisp and cheese sauce is slightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.


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