1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups seasoned croutons
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter or Smart Balance
1 8-ounce can asparagus tips and pieces, drained
1 cup diced cooked ham
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
WHISK milk, flour, butter, salt and pepper in saucepan; cook and stir on medium heat until thickened and smooth; set aside.
COMBINE croutons, cheese and melted butter.
SPREAD half the crouton mixture in an 8-inch square or 11- by 7-inch baking dish; arrange asparagus, ham and onion evenly over croutons.
TOP with white sauce and remaining crouton mixture; bake uncovered at 350° about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly and slightly browned on top.
Nutrition information:(1/6 recipe): 200 calories, 100 calories from fat, 11 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 15 milligrams cholesterol, 920 milligrams sodium, 14 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 12 grams protein.
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