Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

Here’s an easy recipe that really makes the most of the fabulous flavors of fresh asparagus and prosciutto. This natural flavor combo just needs a touch of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and freshly cracked black pepper to make a delicious appetizer that takes very little time and effort to prepare.

Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

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Roast some fresh asparagus spears wrapped with thin sliced prosciutto for an easy and delicious appetizer that’s quick to prepare.


  • 36 thin asparagus spears, 1 to 1-1/4 lbs
  • 12 thin slices prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F, and coat a shallow baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Trim 1 to 1-1/2 inches from the bottom of the asparagus spears, wash and pat dry.
  • Slice the prosciutto lengthwise into thirds. Working at an angle, wrap the middle section of each asparagus spear with a strip of prosciutto (like the stripes on a barbershop pole) and arrange them in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. Brush about half of the mixture onto the asparagus and grind some black pepper over the top. Roast for 5 minutes, or until the asparagus starts to wilt and develop a little brown color.
  • Remove from the oven, brush again with the remaining oil and vinegar mixture, then return to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the thickest part of the asparagus is tender. Grind a little more pepper over the top if desired.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

Tips for Making This Recipe

For best results, try to choose asparagus spears that are about 3/8-inch in diameter at the thick end and keep a close eye on them in the oven to avoid overcooking.
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