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Overhead of prosciutto wrapped asparagus topped with Parmesan cheese and almonds on a white plate over a white background with a white napkin
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5 from 4 votes

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

Take delicious Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus up a notch with the addition of Parmesan cheese and crunchy, sliced almonds. This recipe can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Pork
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the woody ends off of the asparagus, rinse, and pat dry.
  • Slice the prosciutto in half. Wrap one piece of prosciutto around each spear and press to stick it to itself. Repeat for all of the remaining spears and prosciutto.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the asparagus spears and cook, turning often, until the prosciutto is browned and crisp. This takes just 2-3 minutes. You may need to work in batches.
  • Arrange the asparagus spears on a serving tray. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and almond slices and serve.

Notes

This recipe is currently being updated. You can use Gorgonzola, if desired, but Parmesan is a better compliment to the asparagus and prosciutto.

Tips and Techniques

  • If your asparagus spears are very thin, like the ones pictured in this post, you might want to cut the prosciutto into thirds instead. You only need enough prosciutto to wrap around each spear twice.
  • If your prosciutto tears when trying to separate it, don’t worry. You can use the several smaller pieces around one spear. Prosciutto sticks to itself really well.
  • Store leftover prosciutto wrapped asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg