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Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 6 asparagus spears and 2 teaspoons prosciutto)
Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 8 minutesProsciutto, a salt-cured, air-dried ham, adds a boost of flavor to this unique appetizer. Serve this dish warm or at room temperature. Don't save the recipe just for cocktail parties; serve it any night of the week as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped prosciutto (about 1 ounce)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 27
  • fat 0.6 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 3.5 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 135 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 500°.

  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with lemon rind and next 4 ingredients; coat asparagus generously with cooking spray, and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with prosciutto.

  3. Bake at 500° for 8 to 10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.

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