Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto

Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto

Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes

Prosciutto, 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.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 6 asparagus spears and 2 teaspoons prosciutto)


  • 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)


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 27
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Calcium: 20mg

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