Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

2 03 2011

These were absolutely delicious and they looked so fancy.  Like a fancy side dish at a really expensive restaurant.  They were very simple to make.


For those of you that don’t know what prosciutto is it is an Italian dry ham.  You can usually find it around the deli counter and sometimes depending on where you get your groceries you can even get it fresh from the deli counter.  Since it is dry cured it tends to be a little salty and if you want a prosciutto that is less salty don’t settle for the cheapest you can buy.  The more expensive, the less salty.


Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil on the stove.  While the water is coming to a boil mix the cream cheese, green onion and garlic together.  When the water is boiling put the asparagus into the water for 1 minute then plunge it into an ice water bath.  Then drain the asparagus well.


Now you are ready to being making your little bundles.  Spread the cream cheese mixture onto one slice of prosciutto and then take 2 to 3 asparagus spears and roll the prosciutto around the asparagus.  Then place on a tin foil lined baking sheet.  Continue until all the asparagus is wrapped up.


Bake at 450o F for 15 minutes or until asparagus is tender.  Then serve as a side dish and enjoy!


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


~ 12 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed

~ 4 slices prosciutto

~ 4 oz cream cheese, softened

~ 1 chopped green onion

~ 1 clove of garlic minced


Preheat oven to 450o F. Blanch asparagus for 1 minute then plunge into an ice water bath and drain well. Mix cream cheese, green onion, and garlic together. Spread prosciutto slices with cream cheese mixture. Wrap slices around 2 or 3 asparagus spears. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with tin foil and spraying with cooking spray. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a medium baking sheet and then spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until asparagus is tender.

Makes 4 bundles.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus



10 responses

26 03 2011
What was in the baskets this week? « 4peatssake

[…] love to make either the Oven Roasted Asparagus or the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with my asparagus. But the Balsamic Asparagus Chicken was a great main dish as […]

23 04 2011
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[…] had asparagus and a favorite in our house is oven roasted asparagus but don’t forget about the prosciutto wrapped asparagus. I am defiantly making grilled pineapple with my pineapple one night.  A favorite in this […]

6 08 2011
What was in those baskets on Aug 6th « 4peatssake

[…] of my favorite ways to cook asparagus is Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. It is delicious. If you aren’t up for that much work we also love oven roasted asparagus. A […]

10 12 2011
What was in those baskets on December 10th? « 4peatssake

[…] It is one of my favorite veggies. My two favorite ways to prepare it is Oven Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus. Another great dish is Balsamic Asparagus Chicken. This recipe isn’t for those of you who […]

28 01 2012
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[…] is another favorite of mine and I like to make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Balsamic Asparagus or Oven Roasted Asparagus. All are family […]

11 02 2012
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10 03 2012
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