Bacon and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a low-carb appetizer or side dish. The original recipe called for Prosciutto so I bought a package. When I started to make these I realized there were only 6 slices in a package of prosciutto and I couldn’t really cut the prosciutto in half to roll around the asparagus so I ended up using prosciutto and bacon. I found the bacon to be tastier than the prosciutto, but the prosciutto cooked up crisper. The bacon takes longer to cook so I suggest precooking the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes and then wrapping around the asparagus. So the basic recipe is very simple and a big crowd pleaser.
Bacon and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Asparagus, enough for 3 or 4 per person
- Bacon or Prosciutto, 1 slice for each asparagus stalk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
Cut off woody ends on each asparagus stalk. Pour 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil over the asparagus and rub on all sides. (optional) Take one piece of bacon or prosciutto and wrap around each asparagus stalk. Place on a baking pan and add salt and pepper. Bake on 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until prosciutto or bacon is cooked. Serve immediately.