This savory and cheesy roasted asparagus prosciutto will make you forget you are eating a vegetable. Delicious roasted ham or prosciutto, crisp around the edges, is to die for. Let’s not forget the Swiss cheese that goes so well with ham. This is the perfect side dish for roasted potatoes.
Taking advantage of this vegetable in the springtime when asparagus is at it’s peak flavor is the best time of year to serve this recipe. It makes a special side dish for Mother’s day or Easter but if you can get good quality asparagus in fall then I would be proud to serve this for Thanksgiving.
I always get excited when I see asparagus on sale because of this asparagus prosciutto and cheese recipe. The asparagus comes out perfectly tender and infused with the flavor from the salty prosciutto and creamy Swiss cheese. You can substitute ham and it will be just as delicious. I think you will agree that this asparagus prosciutto with gooey melted cheese is the best.
But lets not forget about the nutrition of the asparagus. It contains vitamin A, K, copper, and a good amount of iron. And not to mention asparagus contains loads of antioxidants.
Asparagus was well known and popular in ancient times and was known by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a prized delicacy. One of the oldest recorded vegetables, it is thought to have originated along the coastal regions of eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor regions.
To make this asparagus prosciutto and cheese just trim off the woody ends of the asparagus. Place them on a baking sheet and top evenly with prosciutto or ham and Swiss cheese. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for about 10- 15 minutes till the asparagus is cooked and the ham is crisp on the edges. The cheese will be beautifully melted and delicious. Serve warm.