I didn't read the ingredients closely enough, and I didn't have deli sliced ham. I did have diced ham, so I cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces and then cooked it just as directed. I'm sure the original version would have looked better, but this was delicious! And having everything cut up made it easy to eat. I am going to do this with broccoli next time so I can get some picky eaters to try it! Thanks for posting! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.