Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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"My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 292 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1210 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Spread prosciutto slices with Neufchatel cheese. Wrap slices around 2 or 3 asparagus spears. Arrange wrapped spears in a single layer on a medium baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until asparagus is tender.
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Kate
3/28/2006

I'm a personal chef, & this recipe gets rave reviews. I agree with other reviewers- blanch the asparagus for 1 minute, plunge into an icewater bath, & drain. I used chive & onion soft cream cheese, and sprayed both the bottom of the pan, as well as tops of finished bundles with olive oil. Also, buy the best prosciutto that you can afford, ths helps with the saltiness factor. Elegant, & good either warm or chilled!

Valerie's Kitchen
8/20/2005

I have a couple of comments on this recipe. I recommend using black forest ham or any other type of deli sliced ham instead of prosciutto. It stands up to the cream cheese much better and goes very nicely with the asparagus. I've made this before as a cold appetizer and it's great that way too. To do this, boil the asparagus for 1-2 minutes (depending on thickness) just until slightly softened. Immediately immerse in ice water. Drain and blot dry. Assemble as directed and refrigerate. You should boil the asparagus even for the cooked version or it will be crunchy. I found that if you boil the asparagus you should reduce the oven time to 7-8 minutes or the ham begins to get too crispy. Really good either way.

NANCYRYAN
7/8/2003

Excellent combination of flavors! Very easy to prepare. Only change I made was peeling the asparagus first. (unless they are pencil thin). Peeling the stalk to about an inch from the tip makes it so tender (removes woody toughness).