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Air Fryer Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Air fryer prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a simple and delicious appetizer or side dish. With only two ingredients, this easy recipe feels fancy but comes together in minutes.

I love a recipe that is deceivingly easy. This crispy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus makes a pretty and elegant appetizer. It feels kind of fancy and special, maybe not something you’d eat every day. And yet… this is probably the easiest recipe I’ve posted so far on this blog.

With only two ingredients (yes, two!!), this air fryer asparagus recipe could not be simpler. Fresh asparagus spears are wrapped in salty prosciutto and cooked to tender perfection in the air fryer. The slices of prosciutto get nice and crispy, and give the asparagus tons of savory, salty flavor. These spears of asparagus are a classic appetizer for your next dinner party. They make great finger food, served with some blackberry balsamic vinegar dressing or creamy horseradish aioli dipping sauce on the side.

This vibrant vegetable also makes a great easy side dish. It is the perfect accompaniment to a holiday meal, and easy enough for the weeknights too. Try serving this with creamy sun dried tomato pesto chicken or a hearty arugula burrata salad for a complete meal your whole family will love.

You Will Love This

  • The air fryer is a great way to cook prosciutto wrapped asparagus – the hot air from all sides makes for super crispy prosciutto.
  • This is a perfect recipe for little meat eaters who are cautious about vegetables. If you have a kiddo who claims they don’t like veggies, give this a try!

Ingredients

A bunch of asparagus and several slices of prosciutto on a white marble background.

For this easy prosciutto wrapped asparagus, you only need 2 simple ingredients!

  • Fresh asparagus stalks: Look for thin to medium-sized stalks of asparagus. Very thick asparagus will take longer to cook, and the prosciutto may burn.
  • Prosciutto slices: You will cut each piece of prosciutto in half before wrapping it around the asparagus. So, however many asparagus stalks you have, you will need half that many slices of prosciutto for this recipe.

Instructions

Step One: Wash and dry the asparagus. Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus spears. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise, so that you have two long strips of prosciutto from each slice.

A grey cutting board on a marble background with six asparagus stalks next to thin prosciutto slices.

Step Two: Wrap one prosciutto slice tightly around each asparagus stalk, starting at the bottom of the stalk and working up towards the top. The prosciutto should be somewhat sticky and wrap around the asparagus easily. Cover as much of the asparagus stalk as you can, leaving the head of the asparagus exposed.

A grey cutting board on a marble background with six asparagus stalks wrapped in prosciutto.

Step Three: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in your air fryer basket or tray. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stopping halfway to flip the asparagus. If your asparagus is thick, you can add an additional 1-2 minutes, just watch carefully to make sure the prosciutto doesn’t burn. The asparagus should be tender, and the prosciutto nice and crispy.

An air fryer tray on a marble background with six asparagus stalks wrapped in prosciutto in a single layer.
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a white platter, with a hand holding one stalk of asparagus and dipping it into a bowl of white dipping sauce.
Six stalks of prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a white marble background.

Air Fryer Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Air fryer prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a simple and delicious appetizer or side dish. With only two ingredients, this easy recipe feels fancy but comes together in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 stalks asparagus
  • 12 slices prosciutto cut in half lengthwise

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dry the asparagus. Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus spears. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise, so that you have two long strips of prosciutto from each slice.
  • Wrap one prosciutto slice tightly around each asparagus stalk, starting at the bottom of the stalk and working up towards the top. The prosciutto should be somewhat sticky and wrap around the asparagus easily. Cover as much of the asparagus stalk as you can, leaving the head of the asparagus exposed.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in your air fryer basket or tray. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stopping halfway to flip the asparagus. If your asparagus is thick, you can add an additional 1-2 minutes, just watch it carefully to make sure the prosciutto doesn't burn. The asparagus should be tender, and the prosciutto nice and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 735IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
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