Baked Asparagus & Prosciutto

This simple but tasty combo makes for a great snack or a fancy entree or side for your next dinner party.  Your kids may even fall in love with asparagus when you ‘hide’ it in prosciutto.  

Nutritionally, this is also a winning combo.  Prosciutto brings the protein, along with vitamins B1, selenium, copper, iron and zinc while the asparagus is chocked full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, K1, folate, copper, iron, potassium and zinc.   

The balanced nutrient profile provides a satisfying luxurious flavour and taste profile that you will love.


One serve provides 70 calories, 9 g protein, 3 g fat, 2 g of net carbs and P:E = 1.9.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 9 asparagus spears
  • 3 slices of prosciutto


  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C/356°F (bake)
  • Group the asparagus spears together in threes and wrap 1 slice of prosciutto around each group, then place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until prosciutto crispy and asparagus just tender.

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