Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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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 in a pan

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:

Other Delicious Sides

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus on a white serving platter

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

5 from 5 votes
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! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 789IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    These are so fun to make. I ended up spreading the cream cheese mixture on the prosciutto before rolling and that worked a little better. What a perfect Easter side dish!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a delicious way to prepare asparagus! I think it will pair nicely with what I have planned for Easter dinner. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! We love regular asparagus and often look for way to change it up! Can’t wait to try it.