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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 24 asparagus spears (1 to 1-1/4 pounds), trimmed to 6-inch lengths
  • 24 thin slices provolone cheese (12 to 14 ounces)
  • 12 very thin slices prosciutto (8 to 10 ounces), halved lengthwise
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add enough water to come just below bottom of basket. Bring to boiling. Place asparagus in basket. Reduce heat to medium-low. Steam, covered, for 4 minutes. Remove asparagus from basket; immerse in ice water to cool quickly. Drain asparagus; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Wrap a slice of cheese and a half-slice of prosciutto around each asparagus spear. Arrange wrapped asparagus on a serving plate. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with cracked pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts (Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus)

  • Per serving:
  • 268 kcal ,
  • 20 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 4 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 29 mg chol. ,
  • 876 mg sodium ,
  • 4 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 2 g sugar ,
  • 19 g pro.

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