Prosciutto wrapped asparagus anyone?  A friend of mine shared a prosciutto recipe she found on (by Trish) and even though it looked pretty tasty, I decided to play with it a little. We love fresh produce and we try to keep things interesting by preparing our produce in different ways. This recipe had me intrigued. I wrapped the asparagus individually instead of in bundles, and then tried a similar idea with Portabello mushrooms. The cream cheese definitely takes the deliciousness factor to the next level. Fresh off the grill these were so creamy and delicious and had just a little hint of salty from the prosciutto. YUM! We love using our grill throughout the summer and sometimes we even get brave and use it as the weather gets colder too but I think that this recipe would work out just as nicely if you broiled it inside. Next time I think I might use crimini mushrooms instead of the larger portabello mushrooms. I just think that the idea of having the mushrooms entirely wrapped in prosciutto with the cream cheese tucked in there sounds really yummy. These would also probably work out well for appetizers if you made them in smaller portions.

Is Prosciutto Bacon?

Prosciutto is very different than bacon. It is made from the hind leg of a pig (ie, the ham). Prosciutto is ham that has been cured.

Is Asparagus A Vegetable?

Asparagus is a perennial flowering plant.

The young shoots of the asparagus plant are used as a vegetable.

Is Asparagus Nutritious?

Asparagus is low in calories and a great source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. 

Asparagus is good for weight-loss and improved digestion.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Prosciutto
  • Cream Cheese
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Olive Oil


  • Brush mushrooms and asparagus with olive oil.
  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on prosciutto.
  • Wrap prosciutto around asparagus and mushrooms.
  • Grill until tender.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes

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