Prosciutto wrapped asparagus crispy from the grill and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese–this is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers! The plate is empty almost before it hits the table.
I admit it, we have a thing for prosciutto: Prosciutto with Pears, Arugula, and Goat Cheese; Prosciutto, Arugula, and Cheese; Fig Jam, Caramelized Onion, and Prosciutto Pizza. But hey, what’s not to like?
Prosciutto is thin and light, salty, and goes with so many different things to make great appetizers or part of a main dish. And Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is one of its best marriages.
My friend Molly makes this grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus and we literally hover over the plate as soon as it’s off the grill…the whole plate full of asparagus is gone in minutes. And it’s so easy to make!
Molly likes to use the packages of Boar’s Head prosciutto because the slices are the perfect thickness, but you could certainly order from the deli as well.
Pro Tip: Don’t get the prosciutto too thin because it will tear when trying to wrap the asparagus, but don’t get really thick slices either.
Helpful tools and ingredients:
- Sharp knife for cutting the prosciutto or trimming the asparagus
Ingredients for the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity! There are only a handful of ingredients, which is why it’s quick and easy to make.
- Prosciutto – use good quality
- Parmesan cheese – freshly grated is best!
- Olive oil
How to Make Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Step 1. Heat grill to medium.
Step 2. Trim the asparagus if needed and snap off about an inch from the bottom of each stalk.
Step 3. Wrap each asparagus spear with a slice of prosciutto and place on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
Step 4. Brush the prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 5. Place the sheet of foil with the asparagus on the hot grill and cook for about twenty minutes over medium heat, turning as needed to cook all sides.
Step 6. Remove the cooked asparagus from the grill and place on a platter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve!
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What to Serve with Asparagus
We love this prosciutto wrapped asparagus as an appetizer but it also works great as a light main dish with a side salad for a simple summer supper.
For more inspiration, check out this post on The Best Grilled Vegetables by the Stay at Home Chef.
- Use fresh, seasonal asparagus for best results.
- Buy good quality prosciutto!
- This prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe is best hot off the grill, but if you want to take it to a party, you can wrap in foil and serve at room temperature.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
- ½ lb. sliced prosciutto
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- Heat grill to medium.
- Trim the asparagus if needed and snap off about an inch from the bottom of each stalk.
- Wrap each asparagus spear with a slice of prosciutto and place on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
- Brush wrapped asparagus spears lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place foil with asparagus on hot grill and cook for about twenty minutes over medium heat, turning as needed to cook all sides.
- Remove the cooked asparagus from the grill and place on a platter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
Update Notes: This post was originally published July 29, 2014, and on June 7, 2019, was updated with one or more of the following: step-by-step photos, video, updated recipe, new tips.