Summer Recipes: Prosciutto-Tied Asparagus

By July 20, 2008Recipes

This recipe is from Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals 2.  I love, love, love her cook books.  Just my style.  Gourmet in taste and presentation but super easy instructions & simple ingredients.

SIDE: Prosciutto-Tied Asparagus
makes 18 bundles
1 pound thin asparagus, ends trimmed
1/4 lb. sliced prosciutto (I found mine in the deli by the pound)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Cut prosciutto slices lengthwise into thin strips.  Gather two or three asparagus spearsand carefully tie into a knot around asparagus bundle.  Continue until all ingredients are used and place asparagus bundles on prepared baking sheet.
1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil & lemon juice.  Drizzle over asparagus.  Season to tast with salt & pepper.  Roast in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Linda Beeson says:

    OK, so those just might be tooooo pretty to really eat!!!

  • 2
    manybooks (Linda) says:

    This looks divine! On the menu for next week – thanks so much! Also, your husband’s picture are fabulous!

  • 3
    sarita says:

    beautiful pics for sure!
    thank you for sharing them with us.

  • 4
    Andrea says:

    Hi Nicole, I have made these before, but I added Boursin cheese. You just spread some Boursin on the prosciutto and then wrap it around the asparagus (I wrap one piece with cheese around each individual asparagus for more cheese!)and then bake as usual in the oven. It is amazing!!

  • 5
    Granna on the Go says:

    What a lovely way to do asparagus. Of course, I love the soft tie of the prosciutto…makes me think of ribbon. I will be trying this recipe this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • 6
    Barb W says:

    Nicole, I made these for dinner tonight and even my daughter tried them 🙂 They were delicious. It is a recipe that will go in my fav’s for my next dinner party. Thanks – going to try the salad next. Found the tomatoes at Sam’s today.

  • 7
    Tanja says:

    This looks awesome! I’m making it for my next get together! Your husband’s photos are WONDERFUL. My favs are the ones with your children. What treasures!

  • 8
    Tracy says:

    ITs so funny, I waited and waited for you to post this, and finally, given that asparagus season was ending here, I did it completely differently than you did. I put the oil on the asp, then wrapped each one with proscuitto salami (also from the deli, but big round slices like fancy baloney) then grilled it on the barbeque. It was good my way too, but yours is probably yummy with the lemon, etc.


  • 9

    I remember that show, too, and have been making this recipe ever since! These have become a family favorite…aren’t they yummy?!!

  • 10
    Teresa says:

    Oh, I made these tonight and they were delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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