Recipe Box, “Lipstick on a Pig” Sandwich

Sometimes you can put lipstick on a pig  🐷  💄

ham and asparagus rolls

And dress ‘er right up!

ham and aspargus rolls with orange

Put a little fancy in that ham and cheese sandwich~


Start with some good french bread and turn it into Parmesan garlic toast


Cut the french bread loaf in half horizontally and spread with butter.   Sprinkle with garlic powder or seasoning mix, top with Parmesan cheese and toast until golden, but not too hard


Wrap asparagus in a dish towel and cook for 2 minutes on high in microwave or until crisp tender


Place sliced cheese on garlic bread toast and top with ham slices rolled up around asparagus spears


Bake in oven or toast in toaster oven until cheese melts and everything is hot

ham asparagus rolls with orange zest

Garnish with an orange slice and some orange zest

orange zest ham and asparagus sandwich

Now that’s a ham and cheese sandwich!

bacon topped ham and asparagus roll

You can also top it all off with a drizzle of Alfredo and some bacon pieces if you want to get extra fancy schmancy

asparagus rolls with bacon garnish

Either way, it will remind you that sometimes, all you need is a little lipstick!   💄  😘

ham and aspargus rolls with orange


Lipstick on a Pig Sandwich

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
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flavorful deli ham slices

cheese slices, such as Asiago, white Cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere, smoked Gouda

fresh asparagus spears, with tough ends broken off


Parmesan cheese, grated

garlic powder or seasoning mix

fresh french bread, cut in half and into 4-6 inch lengths

1 large orange, zested and sliced

Butter cut side of bread and sprinkle with garlic seasoning and Parmesan cheese.  Toast until golden but still soft.  Top toasted bread with a cheese slice, torn to fit.  Cook asparagus wrapped in a towel in microwave on high for 2 minutes or until crisp tender.  Roll ham slices around 3-4 asparagus spears and place on cheese topped garlic toasts, 2 rolls per toast.  Bake or toast sandwiches at 350-400 to melt cheese and warm ham.  Garnish with orange slices and zest


Top sandwich with Light Alfredo Sauce and crispy bacon pieces and then bake

for another printable version of Open Face Ham and Asparagus Roll-ups with Zesty Orange click here


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8 Responses to “Recipe Box, “Lipstick on a Pig” Sandwich”
  1. Lynn says:

    Ha, ha, sounds like a great sandwich! Now I want some asparagus:@)

  2. Jodi says:

    Yum – and LOVE the name – never heard of that before 🙂

  3. Rosie M. says:

    YUM….MMMY!!! I’m definitely trying this. Thanks, Jenna! Rosie

  4. Kitty says:

    What a perfect little pick up meal with just the right amount of protein and carbs, and so pretty, too, Jenna! This would be perfect for a ladies luncheon party. Thanks for your great ideas!!
    I liked all your jar ideas, too. You’re so creative!

  5. Mary says:

    Too cute and tasty too Jenna! I always enjoy your creativity in the kitchen 🙂

  6. JESS44903 says:

    Oh my gosh! This sounds amazing!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I just love Ham and Asparagus, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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