If you’re looking for an easy and classic appetizer, look no further than prosciutto wrapped asparagus. This recipe is simple, yet elegant – and it’s perfect for any occasion. Plus, it’s a great way to get your veggies in! So give this tasty dish a try today. You won’t be disappointed.
Spring is right around the corner and that means that it’s time for asparagus to be in season and on sale at our local grocery stores. I enjoy eating seasonal vegetables during the peak season because then I know that my family is getting the most nutrient-dense vegetables.
Not only does this dish a great addition to family meals but it also makes for a delicious appetizer at parties. The tender asparagus spears are wrapped in crispy prosciutto which makes them a great finger food also.
Next time give this Bacon Wrapped Green Beans recipe a try.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
If you are looking for a new and healthy way to enjoy this spring vegetable then this is the recipe for you. It is simple, quick, and most importantly very tasty. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is an easy to prepare appetizer that’s both delicious and healthy!
This is one of my favorite easy recipes to make on a busy weeknight. Serve this elegant appetizer at your next dinner party, the guests will love it.
- Easy to Make – This is an easy recipe with only a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. It’s also quick to prepare, making it the perfect dish for everyday meals or special occasions.
- Fresh and Flavorful – Using fresh asparagus and salty prosciutto, this recipe creates a flavorful bite-size appetizer or side dish.
- Speedy Cleanup – Wipe out your baking sheet in no time with just a little soap and water. No soaking required!
You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this low-carb side dish. My family is a huge fan of this recipe and I hope that yours will be also.
- Baking sheet pan
- Aluminum foil
All you need for this easy recipe is three simple ingredients. You may even have these ingredients on hand already.
- Olive Oil
- Fresh asparagus spears, woody pieces trimmed
- Thin slices of prosciutto
HOW TO MAKE THIS
Follow these simple steps and you will have a fresh and flavorful side dish in no time at all. To clean and learn how to snap the woody ends, check out this Air Fryer Asparagus recipe.
STEP 1: PREHEAT THE OVEN
Preheat the oven to 450°F degrees.
STEP 2: PREP THE BAKING SHEET
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle the aluminum foil with olive oil or lightly coat with non-stick baking spray.
STEP 3: WRAP THE ASPARAGUS IN PROSCIUTTO
Slice the prosciutto in half. Wrap each asparagus spear with the slice of prosciutto, start with a corner of the prosciutto and work towards covering the main stalk wrapping tightly. Place the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Note that the prosciutto is thin and may tear. That’s ok! Just take the extra pieces and press onto the asparagus. The prosciutto with stick well and acts like a glue.
STEP 4: BAKE THE ASPARAGUS
Bake the asparagus for approximately 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus, flipping every five minutes. Cook until the prosciutto is crispy. Serve immediately.
OPTIONAL METHOD – AIR FRYER PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS
Heat air fryer to 400°F degrees, place prosciutto wrapped asparagus in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 7-9 minutes (depending on the thickness of your asparagus).
WHAT TO SERVE
This fresh side dish pairs well with just about any main entree but here are a few favorite recipes to serve them with.
- Easy Spinach Manicotti
- Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
- Air Fryer Steak Bites Wrapped in Bacon
- Cheese Stuffed Sausage
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
- If you are not able to find prosciutto, try using bacon instead.
- You can also season the asparagus with sea salt and black pepper before cooking them if desired.
- A sprinkle of garlic powder or minced garlic added to the asparagus would give a nice flavor to these asparagus bundles.
- A squeeze of fresh lemon juice or lemon zest over the top of the baked bundles would give a bright burst of citrus flavor.
- Want a cheesy flavor to this great recipe, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the spears before wrapping them in the slices of Proscuitto.
- Avocado oil makes for a great replacement for olive oil in this great appetizer.
- You can add extra flavor by drizzling with a balsamic vinegar glaze.
HOW TO STORE
To store, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.
Do you have questions about this Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
When choosing asparagus, look for spears that are firm, bright green, and moist. The stem ends should not be dry or hollow.
Yes, you can use frozen asparagus in this recipe. Make sure the spears are thawed and drained before wrapping them with the prosciutto.
Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees (200 C). Place on a baking sheet. Bake for about five minutes or until heated through.
OTHER ASPARAGUS RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
- Asparagus Fontina Tart
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Asparagus with Sautéed Veggies
- Asparagus and Shrimp Stir Fry
Let me know if you try these prosciutto wrapped asparagus! Did you serve them as an appetizer or with a main dish? These also make a great snack! Try them!
- 1 pound fresh asparagus, woody pieces trimmed
- 4 ounces prosciutto
- 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450°F degrees.
- Wash and trim the woody ends of each asparagus stalk and set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle oil over the foil or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Wrap each asparagus spear with prosciutto. Wrap tightly from the bottom of the asparagus to the tip. Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the spears), flipping the spears every 5 minutes. Bake until prosciutto is crispy.
- Serve immediately. Season with ground black pepper if desired.
To use bacon in place of prosciutto, purchase thin sliced bacon.
4 ounces will give you 8 slices of prosciutto. Cut in half for 16 asparagus stalks. You may also want to use a whole slice of Prosciutto for each asparagus. You will need 8 ounces of prosciutto (usually 2 packages).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
This recipe was first published May, 2014 and has since been updated with additional photos and step by step details, March 2022.
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