Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is easily the most delicious way to prepare your asparagus! So simple, quick and flavourful, using only a handful of ingredients!

Personally, I love asparagus. Anyway its made, I am there for it! Steamed, fried, grilled. With a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkle of parmesan, or just salt and pepper. However you make them, if you put them in front of me, I will eat them and enjoy them.

That is not true for all the members of my family, however which is a problem because I want to make them often when they are in season and I get some resistance when I try to do so.

Enter this delicious recipe. Its kind of hard to say no to prosciutto. Like bacon, its salty goodness is pretty darn irresistible. I was counting on that when I wrapped it around those asparagus spears.

It worked!

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is where it is at, my friends! Super simple, but so good even the pickiest eater will scarf them up! Its also pretty healthy too!

Prosciutto is a dry-cured Italian ham that has a high salt content, but one that is significantly lower than bacon.

prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Making this side dish is also very easy to do. Its also something you can do with the help of your kiddos which is always a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen. They are also more likely to eat their vegetables if they have a hand in making them!

To make this side, I start by washing and trimming my asparagus. Then I take a slice of prosciutto and wrap it around the asparagus spear. A drizzle of olive oil over top and a sprinkle of pepper then into the skillet, griddle (or grill) they go! Cook, turning them often, for a few minutes and voila!


If your asparagus spears are super skinny, you can also bundle them in 2’s or 3’s and wrap them in the prosciutto like adorable little parcels.

You may also like these other healthy side dishes:

Sauteed Swiss Chard
Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is easily the most delicious way to prepare your asparagus! So simple, quick and flavourful, using only a handful of ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 asparagus stalks (about)
Calories 82 kcal


  • 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 package thinly sliced prosciutto
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • pepper to taste


  • Lay the asparagus out on a cutting board. Wrap each asparagus spear in a slice of prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  • Brush a skillet or griddle with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus spears and cook for a couple of minutes, flipping them so that all sides are cooked. Serve.

Note: Metric ingredient measurements are provided as a courtesy using a third-party calculator and are rounded to the nearest unit. The recipes provided on this site have not been tested with metric measurements and their accuracy cannot be verified.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 573IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg

The nutritional information provided is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Accurate nutritional facts will vary based on the particular brands used, portion sizes, measurement accuracy and more.

Keyword asparagus, prosciutto, spring, summer
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