Nothing says Spring like the sweet taste of asparagus! Wrap it in prosciutto for a simple yet elegant side dish, perfect for Easter.
I got this idea from Rachel Ray only her version was with bacon. Prosciutto is a little fancier and I loved how the flavors combined. I enjoyed a bundle with a poached egg for lunch and it was divine, great for brunch!
You can easily double or triple this and assemble them ahead. Can you make them without the prosciutto? ... sure! Just sprinkle with a little salt and lay them flat on the baking sheet, you can use the same cooking time.
Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 bundle • Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 64.8 • Fat: 2.1 g • Protein: 7.2 g • Carb: 6.4 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 351.8 mg
- 1 1/4 lb thin asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed
- extra virgin olive oil spray (I used my misto, lets assume 1/4 tsp)
- fresh cracked pepper to taste
- 4 slices (2 oz) thin sliced prosciutto
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spritz asparagus spears with extra virgin oil. Season with fresh cracked pepper and divide into 4 bundles.
Gather 1/4 of the asparagus and use a slice of prosciutto to wrap each bundle and place on a baking dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining, place on baking dish and bake 12 minutes or until asparagus is tender crisp.
Adapted from Rachel Ray.