Roasted Asparagus Spears Wrapped in Prosciutto
It’s asparagus season around here, and asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto and roasted till crispy is a fantastic way to enjoy these spring veggies.
This is isn’t by any means a new idea, it’s been around for decades.
But, perhaps like me, you might have forgotten it about it…or worse…never tried it. So here you go, super easy instructions for how to pull off this delicious appetizer or side dish.
Thanks to Jackie, who brought “fancy” asparagus back into my life, I am now slightly obsessed, and can’t get enough of them.
My usual go-to method for asparagus is actually to toss them with a bit of olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and a bit of Parmesan cheese, then roast them in the oven for 15 minutes at 400F. Simple and really tasty.
However, you absolutely need to know that wrapping them in delicious prosciutto takes them to whole other level of yummmm!
Why have I been denying myself? I’ve been missing out….
What’s that? Not a fan of asparagus?
Please, please give them another try with this recipe idea, it might just win you over.
And if you need more reasons to start eating asparagus, here are a some interesting facts:
- They are very healthy, and a great source of vitamins, minerals and folates
- At about 20 calories for 100 g of plain asparagus, they’re a great low cal choice
- They are an excellent way to get your daily fibre, aka roughage
Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
- 1 bunch asparagus spears (usually has approx 20-25 spears) medium thickness, washed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 20-25 slices Prosciutto, thinly sliced (the cheapest prosciutto is perfect for these)
- grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 F.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
- Remove the hard part of asparagus spear by gently bending each stalk about a 1/4 of the way up the stalk, until it snaps, the weak point is where the hard (aka not as tasty) part of the spear begins. Reserve the top part and discard the bottom end. (If spears are very thin, simply cut of a bit of the end, as most of the spear will be good).
- In a large bowl toss the asparagus with olive oil.
- Wrap each asparagus spear with a slice of prosciutto.Arrange asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Roast for about 15-17 minutes, depending on thickness of spears. Remove from the oven and serve as a side to your meal, or as an appetizer (they are good at room temperature also, no need to reheat)
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I love how you have used prosciutto to wrap the asparagus. I usually use bacon!
I like the prosciutto because its not greasy at all, give it a try if u have the chance
Dee | Grammy's Grid
Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 38! Shared x 3 ♥
thanks for sharing it! Hope your weekend is fantastic
I would never have thought to wrap asparagus with prosciutto. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. –Jennifer
Oh its delish, give it a try! and have a wonderful week
Your Roasted Asparagus Spears look delicious, we will love this recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
I love making these, they are always a welcome addition to any gathering. Have a great week, well whats left of it anyways lol
So simple and so yummy. Thanks so much for reminding me to do this. Have you ever done it on the grill? Found you over at Saturday Sparks. Have. great day.
Yes I actually have done them on the grill, but on a sheet rather than directly on grill. Oven or bbq they are always delish, give them a try! Thanks for dropping in
My daughter had these served at her wedding and I have a post coming out soon, too! They’re so fabulous~
Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!
They make a great app or side dish thats fancy enough for a wedding thats for sure! Delish delish!
These look delicious Mary! Thank you for sharing them in our Fabulous Friday link party!
Grandma's House DIY
I’ll be featuring you! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!
Thats fantastic thank u very much!
Shelbee on the Edge
Mary, this looks amazing! I love asparagus and I really like the idea of the prosciutto instead of bacon. I have pinned this to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! I hopped over from Share Your Style.
I personally love them, I don’t make them often enough lol. The prosciutto is not as fatty as the bacon so in my opinion it works better, although bacon is delish on everything isn’t it haha. Hope you get the chance to give it a try.
Mary, my husband and I have been on an asparagas eating binge all this spring! I am going grocery shopping later today and I will be sure to pick up some prosciutto to try these this weekend. <3 Happy to feature your wonderfully delicious post at this week's Share Your Style #298, thank you! <3
I hope you get the chance to try them out, they are really yummy cooked this way. thank you for the feature, its much appreciated. take care
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
A beautiful way to prepare spring’s delicious little shoots!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope your week is amazing.
Thank you, they are extra good in the spring season aren’t they! Hope ur week is just as wonderful
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
Simple but sounds amazing! Thanks a bunch for sharing at Fiesta Friday party! I hope to see you next week.
This does look totally amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Handmade Monday 🙂