Prosciutto Asparagus

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5 from 7 votes
This Prosciutto Asparagus recipe is an easy appetizer that takes only minutes to make.  The salty prosciutto goes perfectly with tender asparagus and it crisps up nicely when baked.  
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Prosciutto Asparagus on a white plate with a colored napkin

This Prosciutto Asparagus recipe is an easy appetizer that takes only minutes to make.  The salty prosciutto goes perfectly with tender asparagus and it crisps up nicely when baked.  

Prosciutto Asparagus on a white plate with a colored napkin

If you’re looking for a deliciously easy appetizer, look no further.  This Prosciutto Asparagus is easy it takes only minutes to make.  Plus, the thin prosciutto crisps up perfectly in the oven while the fresh asparagus gets perfectly tender.

Why This Prosciutto Asparagus Recipe Works

Something magical happens when fresh, tender asparagus is enveloped in thin, salty prosciutto and baked.  The saltiness of the meat works its way in as the asparagus gets tender.  While the meat bakes into a crispy outer layer.

The result is divine.  Salty and sweet.  Tender and crispy.  The perfect bite.

How to Make Asparagus with Prosciutto – Step by Step

  • STEP 1: Trim the asparagus.  (Photo 1 below)
  • STEP 2: Wrap a slice of thin prosciutto around the base of each asparagus stalk. (Photo 2 below)
  • STEP 3: Drizzle with olive oil and bake. (Photo 3 below)

step by step instructions for making asparagus with prosciutto

What is prosciutto?

Prosciutto is one of my favorite meats.  It’s a dry-cured Italian ham.  Unlike regular ham, prosciutto is usually served cold.  You can learn more about how it’s made and where it comes from here.

You can use it in so many ways, such as on a cheeseboard, in salads or just as a snack.

asparagus with prosciutto wrapped around it

Can you use other meats instead?

I would stick with prosciutto when making this recipe.  It’s sliced exceptionally thin which is perfect for the quick bake time of this recipe.  Prosciutto also has a salty taste which infuses into the asparagus as it bakes.

Expert Tips for Making the Best Prosciutto Asparagus

This easy baked asparagus recipe is easy to make.  Here are a few expert tips to make it even easier.

  • Trim your asparagus: The best way to trim asparagus is to hold the stalk near the bottom in one hand and about half way up in the other hand.  Bend the stalk until it snaps.  Line up the rest of the asparagus with that stalk and trim.
  • Serve this as a side dish: You can easily make this into a side dish by bundling 3 asparagus stalks together and wrapping them in a slice of prosciutto.
  • Serve them cold or warm: This is a great recipe to serve warm or at room temperature.

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Prosciutto Asparagus on a white plate with a colored napkin

Prosciutto Asparagus

5 from 7 votes
This Prosciutto Asparagus recipe is an easy appetizer that takes only minutes to make.  The salty prosciutto goes perfectly with tender asparagus and it crisps up nicely when baked.  
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 spears fresh asparagus trimmed
  • 16 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Wrap one slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top.
  • Place the wrapped asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of the asparagus.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Flip asparagus and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

 
  • Trim your asparagus: The best way to trim asparagus is to hold the stalk near the bottom in one hand and about half way up in the other hand.  Bend the stalk until it snaps.  Line up the rest of the asparagus with that stalk and trim.
  • Serve this as a side dish: You can easily make this into a side dish by bundling 3 asparagus stalks together and wrapping them in a slice of prosciutto.
  • Serve them cold or warm: This is a great recipe to serve warm or at room temperature. 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1935IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 6mg

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9 thoughts on “Prosciutto Asparagus”

  1. 5 stars
    My hubby loves asparagus, I have made it wrapped in bacon, but I think the thin prosciutto looks much easier.

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  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been doing a keto diet for the last two months – trying to lose weight for my wedding – and I love finding delicious recipes like this to satisfy cravings! This recipe is awesome! I have loved this as a low-carb, keto snack!

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