Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham

Roasted asparagus wrapped in ham is perfect as an aperitif, as a side dish or a starter. It is a classic recipe which can be prepared in advance, and if you have been to Spain, you might have seen these asparagus spears on the tapas menu.

roasted asparagus with ham

What species are the best for roasted asparagus

We like to use the pencil thin asparagus as they don’t need peeling, they cook quickly, and are just the right size for a bite with an aperitif.  If you can’t find thin asparagus, use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer skin.

Select a decent quality of prosciutto or Parma ham and add grated Parmesan cheese if you like. Personally, we prefer not to as we find the saltiness of the ham is enough without extra from the Parmesan.

Also read our other asparagus recipes.

roasted asparagus with ham

Roasted Asparagus wrapped in Ham

Asparagus wrapped in ham is perfect as an aperitif, as a side dish or a starter.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 205 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Peel the asparagus if needed and cut the stalks into even lengths.
    asparagus with ham
  • Wash and dry the asparagus well, then wrap with the ham slices.
    asparagus with ham
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes until the asparagus are cooked.
    roasted asparagus with ham


  • The total cooking time depends on the thickness of the asparagus spears.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 18gFat: 14gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 997mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asparagus, ham
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