Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
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Keto Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake

Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
Delicious Keto Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake

This weeks recipe is Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake. This is a delicious and easy to make keto friendly dish that the entire family will enjoy this.  We had this dish as our Easter meal in 2020. The idea behind this recipe is creating a delicious dish that can help you use up your leftover Easter Ham.  But this would be great to make all year long, and is easy to prepare with minimal ingredients. We hope you enjoy it!

Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake

Fresh and simple ingredients make the preparation for this casserole fast and easy. Use frozen or fresh cooked asparagus in this casserole. I hate wasting food after the holidays or anything else, so I wanted to come up with a tasty leftover ham recipe. This ham casserole is a winner in so many ways! I used up leftover ham, made it fairly quickly, and my family gobbled up every bite in no time! This is a great way to use leftover ham after your Easter holiday, or dice a fully cooked ham steak or deli ham for the recipe. It’s an excellent all-in-one casserole for any night of the week.

Even if you think you don’t like asparagus you have to try this. It is a wonderfully easy quiche-like casserole to throw together for breakfast, lunch or dinner! This can be prepared the night before, covered, and put in the refrigerator overnight. Just be sure to allow extra cook time.

Here’s a few interesting facts about asparagus:

  1. It actually takes about 3 years for an asparagus plant to mature starting from seed to produce “normal-sized” asparagus.  Once mature, an asparagus plant can continue producing asparagus for 15-20 years!
  2. It’s pretty well known that asparagus causes your pee to smell weird shortly after eating it, but some (lucky) people can’t smell it!  It’s a genetic thing, and many people don’t have the gene that allows you to smell that very distinct scent.
  3. Asparagus is a natural diuretic, which means it can help with fluid balance, especially in people with edema (retaining water in body tissue) or blood pressure issues.
  4. White asparagus is not genetically modified to make it grow that way;  farmers actually cover the asparagus spears with soil as they grow, and the lack of sunlight makes them white.
  5. California, Washington, and Michigan are the top U.S growers of asparagus, with most of it coming from California.

Asparagus is in season here and quite fresh-to-market…..if you cannot find fresh locally, frozen can always be substituted. I really feel that soft cheeses like Colby, Monterey Jack, and cheddar really add to the creaminess of this bake. I used Swiss cheese for Easter, and while I enjoyed its sharp flavor, it didn’t give the smooth velvety texture that the others did. But as always, use what you enjoy and can find in your area.  Whipping your egg mixture up in the blender really helps “fluff” up this casserole, so I highly recommend doing so. It’s also a great time to season your dish, because once it’s cooked, it can be difficult to season.

Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake (Keto/Low Carb)
Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake (Keto/Low Carb)

FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST by C.J.

Sarah initially made this recipe for our Easter meal in 2020, right in the middle of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic – but life really must go on, so we made the best of the situation and still enjoyed a Easter meal.  In the first version (test version) she used Swiss cheese, and the dish was good, but it did seem a bit dry.  Throughout the rest of the day Sarah kept asking me if she should change out the cheese? The swiss cheese doesn’t seem to melt like other cheeses it seemed to just lay there in clumps.  Ultimately by the time we needed to film the video for YouTube Sarah decided to use a Colby Jack mixture and it really made a huge difference in the taste of the dish.  It was very moist and fluffier which of course made it taste better.   Some of you are very skilled cooks, if you make another version let us see it over on Facebook.  We hope you enjoy this recipe!  Don’t forget you can share photos or your creations over in the Facebook Group or on Pinterest.

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Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake
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Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake (Keto/Low Carb)

Course Breakfast, Keto casseroles
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour recipe, diabetic safe recipes, easy casserole, easy keto recipes, easy low carb recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 348kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups ham cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 red pepper Diced
  • 2 TB onion finely chopped
  • 12 oz Asparagus or one bunch asparagus(fresh or frozen)cut in 1 inch slices
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese shredded any kind you have, I used Colby Jack
  • Seasoning of choice to taste

Instructions

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Grease a 13x9 baking dish
  • Brown and warm cubed ham....add pepper and onion and sauté until lightly browned.
  • Simmer chopped asparagus in a skillet with shallow water, until slightly softened, but still crisp.
  • In a blender, add eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese and flour, season. Combine well in blender.
  • Place ham, and veggies in the bottom of the casserole dish....sprinkle with half the cheese. Pour blended egg mixture over evenly. Sprinkle on remaining cheese.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until set.
  • Let rest 15 minutes. Serves 8 to 10 (175g) pieces.

Notes

Total Carbs = 5 grams
Net Carbs = 4 grams
*All nutrition information is approximate. Please read and use your own labels for more precise information.  We provide these recipes to give you options for food choices on a Keto or Low Carb diet, it is YOUR responsibility to manage your individual daily macros.

Nutrition

Serving: 175g | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 thoughts on “Keto Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Bake

  1. 5 stars
    I made it tonight although I didn’t have Parmesan cheese. It was easy & excellent!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this dish last night for dinner and it is delicious!! I didn’t have any ham so I used a can of Spam. So good!! Thanks.

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