Parmigiano Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears


Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a beautiful classic dish that a fair amount of you may be familiar with, but for those of you who haven’t had it, you need to try it, and put my little twists in there!  Vegetables sometimes need a little bit of help, and this is a good way to get the pickiest eaters on board with asparagus.


I lay out long strips of prosciutto and grate some parmigiano reggiano over it.

Roll the asparagus spears with the parmigiano prosciutto and bake until the prosciutto is crispy.

It’s also elegant enough to serve at a nice little party.

Parmigiano Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb thick asparagus spears
  • 1/2 lb prosciutto, very thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 oz parmigiano reggiano cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. If possible, lay a wire rack on top of a sheet pan (this will yield crispier prosciutto). If you don’t have the wire rack, the sheet pan will do.
  2. Trim the ends off the asparagus. Toss the asparagus spears with the olive oil, and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Take each slice of prosciutto and lay it out onto a cutting board. Slice it in half down the length of the slice, then grate a thin layer of parmigiano reggiano on top. Roll each asparagus spear with the parmigiano prosciutto, then lay it seam side down onto the wire rack (or baking sheet).
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, but check after 6-7 because thicknesses will vary. The asparagus should wiggle fairly easily, but not be limp or flimpsy at all, and when you bite into it, will be tender but have a slight crunch. Serve on a platter, and shower with a little more grated parmigiano. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 773kcal Calories from fat 383
% Daily Value
Total Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 6305mg263%
Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 9g
Protein 80g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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