This dish has a nice flavor and is fairly easy to make. Ham, asparagus spears, mozzarella and a wonderful garlic and thyme white sauce make this lasagna different than any you have ever tasted.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 5 wide lasagna noodles
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 (15 ounce) can asparagus, drained
- 1 cup julienned fully cooked ham
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and cut noodles in half.
Melt margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic just until fragrant. Stir in the flour until no lumps remain. Gradually mix in milk, and season with thyme. Simmer sauce gently until thick. Remove from heat.
Grease a 9x9 inch glass baking dish. Layer noodles, sauce, asparagus, ham, and mozzarella cheese in three layers, each starting with noodles, and ending with shredded cheese on the top.
Cover the dish, and cook in the microwave on HIGH for 9 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Time may vary depending on the oven used. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.