This quick and easy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus only takes a few minutes to make and is perfect for serving at your next brunch, a fun appetizer, or delicious side dish recipe! The combination of crispy prosciutto and asparagus spears is so good!
The Best Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
If you are looking for a lighter appetizer or even a new breakfast to try – this recipe doubles as both! You could easily serve it as an elegant appetizer option at your next dinner party or serve it, our favorite way, for breakfast with two eggs. The saltiness of the prosciutto and the light, freshness of the asparagus make this a delectable combination. We could munch on this asparagus wrapped in prosciutto as a side dish for your next weeknight dinner or dress it up for a special occasion. Either way we are here for it!
Looking for another asparagus recipe? Try our Grilled Asparagus! It is on regular rotation at our house all summer long!
What You Will Need
- fresh asparagus stalks – just trim off the bottom of the spears and they are ready to go!
- thin slices of prosciutto – this cured ham should be found in the meat department of your local grocery store.
How To Make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
The first steps to making this easy recipe are to gather the 2 simple ingredients listed in the recipe card. Trim the asparagus and cut off the woody ends of the asparagus, rinse with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels.
Now grab a slice of prosciutto and fold in half, lengthwise. Starting at one end of the spear of asparagus, begin wrapping the salty prosciutto down the spear.
Place all of the wrapped asparagus spears on a sheet pan in a single layer. Typically we would put a piece of parchment paper under these for easy clean-up, but since they are going under the broiler we do not because it would just burn.
On a wire rack, one notch from the top, place the prepared baking sheet of asparagus under the broiler on the high setting for about 4-5 minutes or until bright green in color. Keep a close eye on them because every oven is different and you don’t want them to burn. Also, all asparagus have a different thickness and thicker asparagus spears will take longer than smaller ones.
Place this roasted asparagus on a serving platter and enjoy any way you want!
Best Way To Serve Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
The options are endless! We love adding this easy vegetable recipe to a brunch spread, as a light appetizer, or a great side dish alongside some of our favorite dinner recipes. You could even fry an egg and serve that on top of a few spears. Always looking for a great way to add a serving of vegetables to our breakfast and this is perfect!
No, this is not necessary. The only prep that asparagus need before cooking is to trim the large, white ends, give them a rinse, and pat dry. Then they are ready to cook any way you want!
Absolutely! Once they are done cooking, feel free to sprinkle with parmesan cheese, lemon zest, kosher salt & black pepper, fresh lemon juice, or some red pepper flakes for a little bit of a kick.
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Our delicious Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus recipe is a super easy side dish that is crisp and full of flavor!
- 6oz prosciutto
- 12 stalks of asparagus
- Preheat oven to broil on high.
- Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus and rinse with cold water.
- Take one piece of prosciutto, fold it in half, then wrap around an asparagus stalk; repeat until all of the prosciutto slices and individual spears of asparagus are used. Place on cookie sheet.
- Place under the broiler, one spot below the top in the oven.
- Let broil for 4-5 minutes or until prosciutto is a bit crispy and asparagus are soft, watch carefully to ensure nothing burns (every oven is a bit different). If they aren’t done after 5 minutes, continue broiling in 30 second increments until fully cooked (remember the prosciutto doesn’t need to be cooked through, it is already edible as-is, but the asparagus needs to be cooked so it isn’t too crispy).
- Remove and let cool slightly. Serve and enjoy.
- Make Ahead: these are a great addition to any brunch and could easily be prepped ahead, placed in an airtight container, and stored in the fridge until you want to cook it.
- Serving Size: 1 stalk
- Calories: 21
- Sugar: 0.3 g
- Sodium: 180.5 mg
- Fat: 0.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.6 g
- Protein: 3.1 g
- Cholesterol: 6.4 mg
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Originally published March 10, 2016 – photos have been updated and recipe retested.