Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very easy way to prepare an elegant asparagus side dish. It's an old Italian recipe.


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  2. Wash stalks well.
  3. Cook asparagus in boiling salted water until almost tender;drain.
  4. Wrap 1 slice of Prosciutto around a few stalks of asparagus and fasten with a toothpick.
  5. Butter the bottom of a baking dish and lay the bundles of asparagus in the dish.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

My husband thinks this is "awesome asparagus". I have another recipe that layers thin slices of swiss cheese with the prosciutto before rolling around the asparagus. That is very rich, but good, as well. With both recipes, I use much less melted butter. When I don't have prosciutto available, I substitue smoked turkey. I served this as a main dish with a tossed salad and crusty bread. It was a simple dinner for just my husband and I. By reducing the butter and using smoked turkey, I cut the fat of the recipe.

Ms B. October 17, 2003

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