Prosciutto wrapped asparagus crispy from the grill and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers! The plate is empty almost before it hits the table. 

A yellow plate with prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears.

I admit it, we have a thing for prosciutto: Prosciutto with Pears, Arugula, and Goat CheeseProsciutto, 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 grills this asparagus and we literally hover over the plate as soon as it’s off the grill…it’s all gone in minutes. And it’s so easy to make!

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus instructions

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!

Prosciutto and asparagus on a cutting board.

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Serving suggestions

This recipe works great for an appetizer or 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.

Expert tips

  • 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

Crispy prosciutto wrapped around asparagus grilled to perfection and topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients 

  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ lb. sliced prosciutto
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 217mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Calories: 138
Keyword: chicken prosciutto, grilled asparagus, oven baked asparagus, prosciutto wrapped asparagus
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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.

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Hi, I’m Lucy! I’m a home cook, writer, food and wine fanatic, and recipe developer. I’ve created and tested hundreds of recipes so that I can bring you the best tried and true favorites.

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