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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


What a tasty and simple appetizer! Tender asparagus spears are wrapped in a thin slice of cheese and prosciutto, then drizzled with a little oil and balsamic vinegar. Can be made ahead and chilled for up to 24 hours before serving.

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  • 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 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Servings 8
Adapted from


Step 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.

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.

Before serving, sprinkle with cracked pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Makes 8 servings.

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