Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus has to be one of the easiest (yet most popular with guests) appetisers I have ever made.  It takes 5 mins to prep, has only 3 ingredients and just needs to bake in the oven for 15-20mins.  For canapés I estimate around 3 per person but they’re definitely popular so make sure you make some extra.Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low CarbThey’re so easy to prepare.  You start by preheating the oven to 180C (350F) and then you have to prep the asparagus.  You want to get rid of the dead, woody ends that are dry with no flavour.  I like to snap them off them as I find they break easily where the tough part of the spear ends.  This way you don’t get the woody, stringy bit to eat, but you could always just trim them with a knife.  It’s probably about  half an inch or so above the cut end.

Then slice each piece of prosciutto in half lengthways and wrap along the length of the asparagus.  I start on a diagonal and twist the asparagus so that the prosciutto winds itself all the way down the spear.  This bit doesn’t have to be too neat as the prosciutto will shrink and crisp up as you cook it so it doesn’t matter if some are a bit loose.Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low CarbLay the prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears on a baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper and pop the tray into the oven for 15-20mins, depending on the size of your asparagus spears.Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low CarbThey’re done when the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crispy.  If you aren’t certain they’re done, you could always test one to make sure! 😉 (chef’s bonus!)Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low Carb

These go down so well at a party or gathering (I served them as an appetiser at a BBQ and everyone loved them!)  They’re salty, crispy and perfect as a canapé as they’re not too heavy and won’t fill you up.  Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low CarbYou could serve them with a dip like a salsa or a pesto or just on their own.  I honestly don’t think they need anything as they’re so tasty just as they are.  Best of all (apart from vegetarians and vegans obviously) they’re perfect for all allergy specific diets.

They’re SCD, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Clean-Eating…the list goes on.  Just make sure you buy prosciutto that’s just pork and salt – with no added sugar.  Oh and make sure you make way more than you think you’ll need.  They’re very moreish!!!!! Have a go and let me know what you think of them!Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low Carb

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low Carb

Course
Appetisers, Snacks
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Dairyfree, Sugarfree & Low Carb
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Remove the dry woody part from the asparagus by trimming about 2cm off the ends.
  3. Slice each piece of prosciutto in half lengthways and wrap around the length of the asparagus.
  4. Lay the prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a baking tray and drizzle all over with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast the prosciutto wrapped asparagus in the oven for around 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your asparagus spears. (They're done when the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crispy).
  6. Serve warm, on their own or with a sauce to dip into.
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Allergy & Dietary Information for Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is  Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Whole30, & Low Carb Diets.

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte says:

    Making these today for our BBQ – so yummy and moreish! 🙂 🙂 xxx

  2. Yummy! I love asparagus, I bet this is great.

  3. Ana says:

    These look soo yummy! I love simple recipes, perfect for when my friends are over at my place 🙂 Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to make these!

  4. YUM! I love love love wrapping my asparagus in bacon, so I can imagine prosciutto is JUST as delicious! Great idea.

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

  5. Andy says:

    I love that the chef gets a bonus 😉 Sounds amazing and I’m looking forward to making these soon. I think they might go well with some oven potatoes. Can’t wait to try this.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Definitely one of the perks of doing the cooking!!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Wow this looks so good. Will have to try it for dinner soon!

  7. perfectingtruth101 says:

    This looks great! I love asparagus. I have never tried Prosciutto, but I think this is just the recipe to introduce myself to it.Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. This looks so amazing! It’s making me hungry! 🙂

  9. I’ve eaten this before and it was really good. So glad to have this recipe!

  10. These look so flavorful! I love this delicious combo!

  11. Yum, this has got to be one of my all-time favorite appetizers. So good there are never any leftovers!

  12. Mila says:

    This sounds so yummy! And they look delish!

  13. TINA CHEN says:

    So easy and I bet incredibly delicious!!! These would go great not only as an appetizer but also as a side to a beautiful dinner!

  14. Tami says:

    I LOVE asparagus and this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  15. I always struggle when it comes to putting together canapés. These look like such a simple and easy idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I had these all of the time in Italy!

  17. shockinglydelicious says:

    I make something similar….such a GREAT idea for an appie or snack!

  18. perfectingtruth101 says:

    This looks so good. I have a bag of washed and ready Asparagus in my fridge right now. I think this recipe is just in time!

  19. Pretty sure my husband would marry me all over again if I made these lol!

  20. Devour Dinner says:

    What a fun simple recipe. This will be great to try with our Easter Brunch! Thanks.

  21. Nicole says:

    These look delicious! I love ham, and asparagus! When its back in season in a few months, I’ll try to make this.

    Nicole

  22. I love asparagus! adding a crispy prosciutto layer around them would make them even better!

  23. Allison Mattina says:

    I love fixing up my asparagus. It’s one of our favorite greens in this house. Love this delicious snack idea!

  24. I love prosciutto anything and whenever I can add any veggies is a win-win in my book. Will be trying this! Thanks!!

  25. Kristy B says:

    These look wonderful! I’m looking for some delicious gluten-free appetizers for my niece’s bridal shower and these would be perfect!

  26. confettiandbliss says:

    These prosciutto-wrapped asparagus look mouthwateringly delicious! My husband is going to go crazy for these! Now I know exactly what I’ll be making this weekend. 🙂

  27. Cat Chiang says:

    What a great idea! I would eat sooo many of these!

  28. These sound amazing!! My family would love it if I whipped some of these up!

  29. Toni says:

    Yum Yum Yum! I can’t wait to give this a try!!

  30. Lauren says:

    Mmm this looks amazing!

    Lauren

  31. We have a ton of asparagus and I’m always looking for ways to spice it up. I’m also a HUGE bacon fan. This is literally so perfectly time as I’m meal planning for the week!

  32. Omg how delicious!! I used to hate asparagus all growing up but as an adult I’ve found how much I love it. This looks like an amazing way to make it.

  33. Savannah says:

    This sounds so simple but soooo good! I think I’d love them with pesto.

  34. lauren says:

    I always see things like this online and never think to do it, despite the fact that its SO EASY. Would probably save me so much time with dinner haha

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