I must admit, I’m not the best when it comes to sharing recipes… I hardly ever measure and I never really make the same dish twice. It’s actually one of my hubby’s pet peeves. If I happen to make a meal that he really loves, he will always say, “This is delicious, do it EXACTLY like this next time!” Ummmmm, yeah, that’s gonna be a problem. Even when I follow a recipe, I can never just follow the recipe. I have to throw in a pinch of this, a spoonful of that, and maybe add an extra shake of salt just because it feels right. Is anyone else like that? Just me?
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is one of my favorite go-to last minute “fancy side dish” options that literally requires no thinking, no measuring, and no fancy ingredients and turns out the same every time I make it. With just 10 minutes of prep time and an additional 20 minutes in the oven, this is a great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! If you’d like to know step-by-step how I make this delicious dish, then keep reading!
- 2 Packs of Dry-cured Ham Prosciutto (I buy Appleton Farms brand from ALDI because it is cheap and contains just Pork and Salt)
- 1 Bunch of Asparagus (I like the thin spears better – just preference)
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degree f
- Trim the bottom 1-2 inches off of spears.
- Placed trimmed spears into a shallow container.
- Lightly drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Put a lid on the container then shake well to evenly coat spears with oil, salt and pepper.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and place cooling racks on top of the foil.
- Wrap 1 piece of prosciutto around 3-4 Asparagus spears and place on racks.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes (mine are almost always done in 20, but if you are using thicker spears you may need the full 25 minutes)
- Remove from oven and serve immediately
These are my absolute favorite! If you try this recipe, then let me know how it turns out in the comments! Do you have any tried and true, super simple, yet “fancy” side dishes you like to incorporate in your meals? Share below! Oh, and if you want to see what my plate looked like after?……
Till next time!