Crispy Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

These easy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are a quick and delicious. The prosciutto crisps up like bacon while the asparagus cooks up juicy and tender. They’re great as part of a meal when paired with a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio and a green salad, or as a simple appetizer that’s perfect for any party. This recipe makes 10 appetizer-size servings.


  • 3 bunches of asparagus, stems trimmed 2 inches from the bottom
  • 2 four-ounce packages of prosciutto di parma
  • Olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • Aged balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper


Preheat your oven’s broiler to high (with the rack 6 inches from the heating element) and assemble the ingredients.

Divide the asparagus evenly onto two large baking trays. Cut each slice of prosciutto into 3 thin strips and wrap one strip around each asparagus spear. Repeat with remaining asparagus and prosciutto.

Drizzle prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with olive oil, and pop a tray under the broiler for  about 5-8 minutes (tossing the spears at the halfway point) or until the prosciutto crisps up and the asparagus is tender. Repeat the process with the second tray.

Plate the spears when they’re finished and drizzle on some aged balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper and serve