Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Like my strawberry cheesecake parfaits, prosciutto wrapped asparagus is one of those dishes that looks elegant and impressive but is actually really easy and quick to make. It works well as either a side dish, an appetizer, or a nice hors d’oeuvres at a potluck.

What Is Prosciutto, and What Do I Do With It?

Prosciutto is a dry-cured Italian ham. It’s not smoky, but it is fairly salty and slightly sweet, rich, and sliced super thin. Prosciutto is very similar to serrano, except that serrano is Spanish. Prosciutto has become popular enough in recent years that it’s pretty easy to find it in a lot of grocery stores.

Once you start experimenting with prosciutto, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate it into a variety of dishes.

Making Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

It seriously couldn’t be easier to make this tasty dish.

  1. The asparagus has to be prepped. Give it a quick rinse, pat it dry, then chop the tough, woody ends off each asparagus spear.
  2. Divide the bunch of asparagus into 8-10 smaller portions, and wrap each portion in a piece of prosciutto. If the spears are about the size of my pinkie finger, I usually wrap about 3 spears of asparagus in a piece of prosciutto. If they’re smaller, I use 5-7 spears for each piece of prosciutto.
  3. Mix together olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic, and drizzle it over the wrapped asparagus bundles.
  4. Stick it in the oven until the asparagus is tender but not too soft, and you’re done!

My husband likes this prosciutto wrapped asparagus because the prosciutto gives the green vegetables a nice bacon flavor. My kids like it because the bunches of asparagus are wrapped into little packages that they can easily pick up. Finger food is always appealing. And I like it because it’s so easy and still healthy. Hopefully, one of these reasons is convincing enough for you to give them a try!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Delicious and healthy asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 123kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Wash the asparagus, and pat dry. Cut the tough, woody ends off each asparagus spear.
  • Divide into little bunches. I usually divide one bunch of asparagus into 8-10 smaller ones.
  • Wrap each small bunch of asparagus in a piece of prosciutto.
  • Place on a baking sheet or in a large baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle the asparagus bundles with the olive oil/seasoning mix.
  • Place in oven for 10-12 minutes until prosciutto starts to get crispy and asparagus is bright green. Check to make sure asparagus is tender (not soft!).
  • Let sit for two minutes, and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 266mg12%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


These cute little bundles make a fun side dish for kids or an elegant appetizer. They can even be assembled ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until time to cook. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


10 responses to “Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus”

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      The asparagus might be too crunchy if not cooked first. You could probably serve it cooled after they’ve been baked, though they might taste too greasy if not served warm.

  1. Susan Avatar

    I am going to try this, however, I dont see an oven temp posted in the recipe. I am guessing between 350-400? Please advise. Thank you!

  2. Ashley Avatar

    5 stars
    I use the thin asparagus, lay them on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt or garlic salt. I bake them for 15 mins a voila! They are really tasty and even my picky husband eats them!

  3. Alexis Avatar

    My mother and I fry it in butter and let it get soft in the middle. It is very smokey and slightly salty, but very good

  4. Mac Avatar

    We eat it steamed with a squeeze of lemon, steamed with a dipping sauce of miracle whip and lemon juice, steamed with fresh shreds of parmesan cheese, garlic, and lemon zest. I make a chicken ala king and add that to it…actually my family will eat it anyway that they can get it, lol.

  5. Leigh Avatar

    I make this with a Hollandaise sauce. It’s seriously wonderful, and you need to make at least 2-3 per person.

  6. April Avatar

    My favorite variation is spreading cream cheese on the proscuitto, wrap, and cook. Yum.

  7. Maia Avatar

    Asparagus is actually one of a few foods that one is, according to Miss Manners, SUPPOSED to eat via finger!! These look delicious!

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