Like my strawberry cheesecake parfaits, prosciutto wrapped asparagus is one of those dishes that looks elegant and impressive but is actually really easy and quick to make. It works well as either a side dish, an appetizer, or a nice hors d’oeuvres at a potluck.
Prosciutto is a dry-cured Italian ham. It’s not smoky, but it is fairly salty and slightly sweet, rich, and sliced super thin. Prosciutto is very similar to serrano, except that serrano is Spanish. Prosciutto has become popular enough in recent years that it’s pretty easy to find it in a lot of grocery stores.
Once you start experimenting with prosciutto, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate it into a variety of dishes.
It seriously couldn’t be easier to make this tasty dish.
My husband likes this prosciutto wrapped asparagus because the prosciutto gives the green vegetables a nice bacon flavor. My kids like it because the bunches of asparagus are wrapped into little packages that they can easily pick up. Finger food is always appealing. And I like it because it’s so easy and still healthy. Hopefully, one of these reasons is convincing enough for you to give them a try!
Delicious and healthy asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Wash the asparagus, and pat dry. Cut the tough, woody ends off each asparagus spear.
Divide into little bunches. I usually divide one bunch of asparagus into 8-10 smaller ones.
Wrap each small bunch of asparagus in a piece of prosciutto.
Place on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Drizzle the asparagus bundles with the olive oil/seasoning mix.
Place in oven for 10-12 minutes until prosciutto starts to get crispy and asparagus is bright green. Check to make sure asparagus is tender (not soft!).
Let sit for two minutes, and serve immediately.
These cute little bundles make a fun side dish for kids or an elegant appetizer. They can even be assembled ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until time to cook.
Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg
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