Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus


This Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus appetizer is perfect for parties since it can be made up to 24 hours ahead and chilled until guests arrive. Serve this asparagus recipe as an option for gluten free diners.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
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 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  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.

Make-Ahead Directions:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
20g Fat
4g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 876mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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