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Prosciutto wrapped asparagus stacked on a cutting board.

Stovetop Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto

  • Author: Tracey Hatch-Rizzi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 mintes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Asparagus wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto, then cooked in a skillet until crispy is one of my all-time favorite recipes.  Serve these as an appetizer, a snack or a decadent side dish that is sure to impress!



12 asparagus spears

6 slices of prosciutto

2 tablespoons olive oil

Optional garnish: black pepper, grated parmesan, crumbled feta or fresh herbs


Remove the tough, woody ends of the asparagus by bending the asparagus near the lower third of the stalk.  The stalks will break at the spot they start to toughen.

Fill a medium sized saucepan with enough water to cover the asparagus and bring to a boil.  Place the asparagus stems in the boiling water for two minutes. 

While the asparagus are boiling, fill a large bowl with ice water.

After two minutes, strain the asparagus and place into the bowl of ice water for two minutes.  Strain again and dry with a towel.

Cut each slice of prosciutto in half (you should have 12 slices).  Working from one end of the stalk, wrap each piece of asparagus with the prosciutto.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet.  When hot, add the prosciutto wrapped asparagus (they should sizzle when they hit the pan) and sauté for about 30 seconds on each side, or until crisp.


See recipe post for variations!!


  • Serving Size: 3 spears
  • Calories: 34
  • Sodium: 208 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg

Keywords: Prosciutto wrapped asparagus