Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is an easy and delicious side dish that will complement any meal. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, but tastes like a gourmet dish!
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
With Easter coming up, I’m starting to think about my Easter dinner menu. I usually cook up a pretty traditional menu – ham, cheesy potatoes, deviled eggs, and of course this delicious prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Asparagus is in season during the spring so can get a really good bunch at the store or the farmers market. I love this recipe because the cream cheese filling perfectly complements the salty prosciutto. Let us know in the comments if your family has any traditional Easter dishes!
What is Prosciutto?
Prosciutto is an Italian ham that is dry-cured and very thinly sliced. It tastes like a salty ham. The word prosciutto essentially means ‘to dry out’. The curing process can take anywhere from nine months to two years! It goes great with cheeses and veggies or stuffed in a chicken breast. You definitely don’t want to add salt to this recipe, otherwise it will be too salty. The prosciutto provides the perfect level of salt. Some of the cheaper brands can be a little too salty, so – if you can – it is worth it to splurge on a higher quality brand.
Main Dishes Ideas
Have you ever planned your meal around a side dish? I do it all the time! Now that you know you’re going to make this delicious Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, you’ve got to figure out what your main dish will be. Here are some of our suggestions:
- Honey Baked Ham
- Baked Garlic Chicken
- Paprika Parmesan Chicken
- Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- Rosemary Tri-Tip
- Pesto Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper
Other Delicious Sides
If you’re looking for more delicious sides, we’ve got you covered! Try some of our favorites:
- Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
- Creamy Potatoes and Peas
- Sautéed Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts
- Southern Corn Casserole
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- The Best Creamed Spinach
How to Make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with tin foil and spraying generously with cooking spray.
- Blanch the asparagus by dropping it into boiling water for 2 minutes. Then, remove from the boiling water and place it in an ice bath. Drain well and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside
- Make the cream cheese mixture by mixing cream cheese, green onion, and minced garlic.
- Spread cream cheese mixture over each halved prosciutto slice.
- Wrap 2-3 spears of asparagus in a slice of prosciutto with the cream cheese side touching the asparagus.
- Place asparagus bundles on the prepared baking sheet, then spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15 minutes until asparagus is tender.