By far, this is one of my favorite recipes I have ever come across. My mom taught me this one years ago when she first served it to our family for a Holiday Brunch. Ever since then these roll ups have been on my “top-picks” list. Not only do these taste wonderful…they are sooo easy to make & will only take you 15 minutes tops from prep to finish. I also like the variety of ways these roll ups can be served. My favorites are: Valentine’s Day appetizers, Easter or Christmas Day Brunch, snowy winter days with a side of soup, or even at a summer party with crisp, cool greens as a side salad. The Dijon Ham & Asparagus also pairs well with a chilled glass of water or a glass of red wine.

I have been on an asparagus “kick” for this month. I can’t get enough of it. I made Lentil Asparagus Soup and Roasted Asparagus and now Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll Ups! (looks like I am on a roll…hehe…ok, that was a lame pun). I even have a little leftover for dinner tonight. :)

Did I also mention that the Dijon Ham & Asparagus roll ups can be made from stuff right out of your fridge? No fancy ingredients, just your every day stuff! How awesome is that!? But, don’t let that fool you…these come out tres’ gourmet. So, no one has to know how easy they were to make. :)

Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll Ups

Ingredients:

  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 10 slices lean ham (thin, lunch meat works the best)
  • 12-16 asparagus heads (top 3″-3.5″ of asparagus stalk)
  • Dijon mustard

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or check package of crescent rolls for oven directions)
  • In a microwaveable bowl, place asparagus (already broken to 3″) with just enough water to cover. Then place a towel over the top of the bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes or until tender.
  • On a large baking sheet, spread out the crescent dough evenly. Coat dough with an even layer of Dijon mustard.
  • Wrap 1 – 2 asparagus in 1-2 slices of ham. Then, place at the wide end of the crescent dough and roll up in the dough. Repeat for each crescent roll.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly and serve warm with a side soup or salad!
  • (Other additions that are also yummy are grated mozzarella cheese, sliced turkey, or slices of bacon.)

My Tools:

7-1/2-Inch High Carbon Stainless-Steel Sandwich Spreader

Calphalon Classic Bakeware 12-by-17-Inch Rectangular Nonstick Jelly Roll Pan

Progressive International Microwavable Mini Steamer

17 Responses to “Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll Ups”

  1. Michelle says:

    I bet they taste great. I LOVE that asparagus photo!

  2. Diana says:

    I have made this recipe with puff pastry, but the crescent rolls are so much easier and have always been a hit. Over the years, I have changed it out some with different types of mustard. I have added a thin slice of red pepper to the asparagus and use Smoked ham. Definitely make sure the ham is lean or their will be grease everywhere. I found the original recipe in a French Boutique and I now own my own French Antique booth at Sentimental Journey, called “Le Frog” http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sentimental-Journey-Antique-Mall/145502017139

  3. This is something my daughter would love, she’s a ham fan. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  4. Hi, Megan! Your photography is so beautiful and this is such a creative idea for an appetizer. So easy, too! I love your blog and am so happy I found it. Looking forward to exploring your recipes and seeing what’s next! :) – Georgia

  5. Taylor says:

    What a delicious way to eat asparagus! I can’t wait until asparagus is in season (aka not super expensive!) when I can make these!

  6. Simply Life says:

    Oh this is GORGEOUS- looks like it should be on display somewhere!

  7. Just made these for lunch today and they were wonderful!! I love asparagus and crescent rolls just add to the deliciousness. :) I’m going to make them again for a girls night coming up. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Amanda says:

    I would like to make these tonight and serve them tomorrow. Would you recommend baking them completely and then reheating them or preparing them raw and popping them in the oven tomorrow?

  10. Hi Amanda – Great question! These take such a small amount of prep time, like 5 minutes, I would highly recommend preparing them fresh. I have made these several times and although still yummy the next day, baked fresh from the oven is always the best way to have them. Hope that helps! – Megan

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  13. Brooke Watson says:

    making these tomorrow night! They are soooo good.

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