Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto

This happens to be my new favorite appetizer and I will be making it often. I liked how quick and easy this recipe was to make. I loved the salty pork with the roasted asparagus – the combination was perfect. We all thought it was a really delicious dish. This roasted asparagus makes an amazing appetizer but I think it would also be great as a side dish, especially for a holiday dinner.

Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1 lb of asparagus, wooden ends removed
  • Prosciutto, sliced into thirds, lengthwise
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with tinfoil (for an easier cleanup) then coat with cooking spray. Place the asparagus onto the baking sheet and drizzle with a bit of olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then toss to coat evenly.

Slice the prosciutto into thirds, lengthwise. Wrap each third of prosciutto around the center of each asparagus spear.

Place into the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes or until the asparagus is tender. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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41 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto”

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    Fallon — February 17, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    I just had roasted asparagus with my dinner tonight! The saltiness of the prosciutto sounds like a nice compliment.

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    Melissa — February 17, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    I've made it as a side dish, and it wasn't even a holiday. Good stuff!

    P.S. Thanks for your roast a chicken in your Dutch oven with a bed of fingerling potatoes, etc. idea, which I came to by Googling. Good dinner tonight. :)

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    Nina Timm — February 17, 2010 @ 5:59 am

    I could not agree with you more, not only is this my favorite, but it is always the first snack platter that is finished on my functions.

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    Kamaren — February 17, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    Yum! Simple perfection.

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    Rhandi — February 17, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Beautiful pictures! I love when a simple few ingredients get to shine. Mmmmm!

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    Argentum Vulgaris — February 17, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    Pam, that looks so delicious and i love asparagus, I posted a photo and your intro on my Fizz blog:
    http://thingsthatfizz.blogspot.com/2010/02/roasted-asparagus-with-prosciutto.html
    Linked in all directions back here for recipe etc.

    AV

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    Priya — February 17, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Yummmyyy!!!!delicious..

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    rosanna — February 17, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    This looks excellent and terribly yummy!

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    nadia — February 17, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    I <3 asparagus and I will definitely give this one a try. I love the simplicity of your pictures and your finished food photos look so delicious! I'm so glad that I found your blog. Thanks!

    Btw, I've never bought prosciutto before. Is it expensive?

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — February 17, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    I'll never get sick of seeing or tasting this combination of ingredients. It just works so well!

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    Natashya KitchenPuppies — February 17, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    This is a favourite of ours too. They look totally delicious.

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    Sushma Mallya — February 17, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    Nice click pam…

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    Joanne — February 17, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    Prosciutto definitely does wonders for asparagus. What a great side dish!

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    FoodTherapy4Me — February 17, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    Delicious! We've been consuming our fair share lately as well. You know, you should combine these finger food recipes into a 'how-to' menu for making a great cocktail party in 60 minutes or less!! There are so doable!

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    grace — February 17, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    fancy-shmancy! impressive and tasty, yet so incredibly easy–that's my kind of nosh. lovely display, pam. :)

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    vickys — February 17, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    I love roasted asparagus with bacon btut I bet these are much much better. YUM!

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    Kimmie — February 17, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    This is a favorite of mine at parties, but I never think to make it at home. Mmm!

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    Leslie — February 17, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Sooo yum..I do my green beans like this as well!

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    Maria — February 17, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    Roasted asparagus brings out the best flavor!

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    Katherine Aucoin — February 17, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    I could definitely make a meal off of this!

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    George Gaston — February 17, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    Pam, yet again, you demonstrate that with just a few ingredients one can create a magnificent simple appetizer or side dish.

    Many thanks for the idea…

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    Kerstin — February 17, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    Looks so easy and tasty! Such a big crowd pleaser and perfect for a party too. I can't wait for asparagus to be back in season!

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    Bob — February 17, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Roasted asparagus is the bomb. Heh, my mom would probably faint if she heard me say that. :D

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    5 Star Foodie — February 17, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    A perfect appetizer! The asparagus sounds so good with prosciutto!

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    The Blonde Duck — February 17, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    In addition to living with you, I want to come to one of your parties. I'll bring the jaws of life to get me back out again.

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    Megan — February 17, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    This is such a delicious appetizer! Sometimes I make a version where I'll wrap the asparagus with ham and put a little cream cheese inside.

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    Marjie — February 17, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    I love asparagus any way I can get it! This looks like a meal to me; let everyone else find their own appetizers!

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    teresa — February 17, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    i'm so sold! delicious and healthy!

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    Peanutts — February 18, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    I love aspergrous. What can I use other than prosciutto?

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    Pam — February 18, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    Peanutts,

    You could use panchetta or regular bacon if you can't find proscuitto.

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    noble pig — February 18, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    One of my favorite ways to eat it too!

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    Live.Love.Eat — February 18, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    Looks delish. I actually have a variation I am making this weekend. Just has some cream cheese spread in the middle.

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    Kelly — July 2, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    I LOVE roasted aspargus. It really is the perfect way to cook the perfect vegetable. Then adding prosciouto! Perfection upon perfection.

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    The Hungry Crafter — February 13, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that this is now MY favorite appetizer as well! Made them last night for dinner w/ my sister and her husband, and they both demanded the recipe. Thanks!

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    George Soules — February 16, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Great recipe! I posted a picture of it here: http://www.georgesoules.com/Photography-Blog/post/2012/02/16/Vermont-Food-Photography-Aspargus-Prosciutto.aspx

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    Danielle — July 2, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Yum!! Also, done on the grill for 5-6 minutes is just as delicious for the summer months!

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    Gwen Grabman — August 1, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I love this recipe and I hope you don’t mind but I borrowed it and put it on my personal blog. Linking back to your page of course. Thanks for sharing.

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    Judy — September 28, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    We do this on the grill! Baste with maple syrup during the cooking and the salty sweet combo is divine!

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    Becky — February 8, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    This was SOOOO good. I’ll never eat asparagus any other way again! It is really good with just a squeeze of lemon at the end. Yum!! I only had to roast for about 10 minutes, but I think my oven runs hot.

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