- Makes: 8 servings
- Start to Finish: 20 mins
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Before serving, sprinkle with cracked pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
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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