Roasted Parmesan Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with a hint of lemon is a quick and easy spring appetizer or side dish that’s perfect for any occasion.
I have been wanting to make prosciutto wrapped asparagus for the longest time. I think I originally saw this either on TV or in magazines. And then, of course, it’s all over Pinterest this time of year.
My family is crazy about asparagus — It’s actually the Hubs’ favorite veggie. So every spring, we kind of go overboard and eat as much as we can. Usually, I make sauteed asparagus with bacon, lemon and Parmesan. It’s always our Easter menu, and it always goes fast.
Really, this prosciutto Parmesan asparagus is just a different version of our favorite Easter side dish, and it’s actually a lot easier to make! And don’t let the exotic sounding name fool you. It may sound like it’s complicated, but it’s actually a very easy appetizer, and it’s ready in just about 10 minutes.
You should be able to find prosciutto prepackaged in the deli area of your local grocery store — it’s really a thinly sliced, dry-cured Italian ham. It can be a little pricey, so even though I got mine on sale, I wanted to make it last a little longer, and I gently tore the slices in half.
Prosciutto is also salty, and even though I happen to love salt, I found that I didn’t need to add any salt to this dish. You totally can if you want, and in fact, I did the first couple of times I made this. But the next time, I left it out, and the asparagus was just as tasty.
All you do is add gently tear the prosciutto in half and then wrap the slices around the asparagus spears. Pop them into the oven for about 10 minutes, and they’re just about done.
I added some grated Parmesan cheese and a few squirts of fresh lemon juice to the asparagus right when it came out of the oven, for a little extra flavor. Honestly, the flavor is incredible! It’s crisp, crunchy and slightly salty. You also get a burst of freshness from the lemon.
Seriously, friends, you have got to try making roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. You’ll love it!
How to Make Roasted Parmesan Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Roasted Parmesan Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Fresh asparagus spears are wrapped with thin slices of prosciutto and roasted until crisp then topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice. It's a quick and easy spring appetizer that's perfect for Easter or any occasion!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus spears, washed and trimmed --about 16
- 8 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced, torn in half
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, and drizzle olive oil over foil
Carefully, tear prosciutto pieces in half, and wrap around asparagus
Bake for 10 minutes or until asparagus is slightly tender and prosciutto is slightly crisp
Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and drizzle with lemon juice
We loved munching on this roasted Parmesan prosciutto wrapped asparagus, and I’m definitely making it for a quick and easy Easter appetizer. You could also enjoy it for just about any special occasion this spring.