Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time:5 mins

Cook Time:15 mins

Total Time:20 mins

Description

Made in just 20 minutes, Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus is a healthy appetizer, side dish or snack that you’ll want to serve on every special occasion. This stress-free, mess-free dish is guaranteed to get gobbled up quickly!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 10 slices of prosciutto (from the deli)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wrap three stalks of asparagus with one slice of prosciutto. Repeat until everything is used up.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  4. Place prepared asparagus on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from baking sheet and garnish with fresh lemon zest.
  7. Serve.

These Prosciutto Asparagus Wraps are Roasted to Perfection!

I’m a huge fan of baked asparagus – partly because of its tender-crisp texture and its savory tang, but also because of how healthy it is. Packed with potassium, fiber, vitamins and protein, the only way to make it better is by adding crispy prosciutto! And that’s exactly what this recipe does.

You simply wrap a few stalks of fresh asparagus into a slice of meat, place the bundles on a greased baking sheet and roast away. There are no other tools or dishes involved! Easy preparation meets effortless cleanup in this fail-proof snack, side or appetizer.

What is Prosciutto?

Prosciutto is lean, thinly sliced ham that’s dry-cured to bring out its flavor. It’s a staple in Italian kitchens that can be added to charcuterie boards, mixed into pasta dishes and loaded onto pizzas. Because of how thin it is, prosciutto works great in roasted veggie bundles like these asparagus wraps.

Recipe Ingredients

First thing’s first, let’s gather up the ingredients we’ll be working with. Don’t forget to grab a baking dish and your cooking spray or parchment paper as well.

  • Asparagus: Trim or snap the tough root end off of each stalk.
  • Prosciutto: I recommend getting this fresh from a deli or the deli section at your local grocery store.
  • Olive Oil: To help everything get nice and crispy in the oven.
  • Salt: Added to taste.
  • Lemon Zest: Or lime zest.

What Kind of Asparagus Should I Use?

I recommend sticking with regular, medium-sized asparagus stalks for this recipe. You can go with larger ones if you’d like, but the thinner stalks aren’t ideal for roasting.

How to Make Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Now that all of our supplies and materials are rounded up, let’s go over the process of putting it all together.

Prep for Baking: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

Wrap Asparagus: Wrap three stalks of asparagus with one slice of prosciutto. Repeat until everything is used up.

Add Oil & Salt: Place the asparagus wraps onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the wraps with olive oil and sprinkle them with sea salt to taste.

Bake: Bake the wraps for 15 minutes.

Enjoy! Transfer your prosciutto-wrapped asparagus from the baking sheet to a serving dish and garnish it with the fresh lemon zest.

Tips for Success

These quick tips and tricks will help you make your asparagus wraps as tasty as possible. I’ve got this down to a science!

  • Don’t Overstuff the Wraps: If you’re using medium-sized asparagus stalks, keep your wraps at 3 stalks apiece. Overstuffing the bundles will result in uneven cooking. If your stocks are large, you may want to go with 2 apiece.
  • Keep the Salt to a Minimum: These wraps don’t need as much salt as regular roasted asparagus. The prosciutto already brings some salty flavor to the dish, and you don’t want to overdo it.
  • Avoid Over-Baking: Over-baked asparagus will be soft and mushy rather than tender-crisp. It should take about 15 minutes to roast, but not all ovens are exactly the same. Once the stalks turn from bright green to a more muted olive color, your wraps are ready to go.
  • Serve Immediately: I like to enjoy these asparagus wraps while they’re warm and the prosciutto is crispy. It’s best not to let them sit at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.

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