Ham and Asparagus Vol au Vent

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover ham recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Energy: 594 kcal
Author: Jennifer
A perfect use for left-over cooked ham, this simple but elegant meal comes together in less than 30 minutes!


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups left-over cooked ham diced
  • 12 spears asparagus
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups heavy cream or lighter cream mixed with 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. grainy mustard start with 1/2 and add to taste
  • 6 frozen vol au vent shells baked


  1. Bake vol au vent shells according to package instructions.
  2. While the shells are baking, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cut asparagus tips off, about 3-inches from the tip. Cut the remaining stalk (less the woody end), into pieces about 1/2-inch wide. Add all the asparagus to the pan and saute until tender crisp. Add cooked hame and saute for another minute or so.
  3. Add cream and mustard (add 1/2 Tbsp. mustard to start and then more, to taste) and reduce heat to medium. Allow cream to simmer until reduced by half.
  4. To serve, spoon filling into baked shells. Spoon sauce over top and top with a couple of the asparagus tips.