Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Learn how easy it is to make this grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus this summer! It's the perfect easy grilling side dish.

A person is grilling prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.

The other day I came home from a long day at work and immediately started working on dinner. In cheerful spirits I began gathering all of my ingredients from the pantry and fridge and setting them out on the counter. As I began working, Steven stopped me. He thanked me for coming home and having a desire to cook for us after a long day of work. Then he looked at me with a puzzled face and asked if I could explain why I love coming home and cooking.

A person preparing grilled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus on a blue cutting board.

A person meticulously slicing grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a blue cutting board.

A person grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a blue cutting board.

There's something about cooking that forces me to slow down. As y'all know, I am not very good at saying no to a full plate. But with cooking, it's fairly difficult to multi-task and do things on my computer while I'm cooking. Cooking forces me to focus on one thing, preparing a meal for us.

A dog lounging on the floor. always Azi's favorite place...right at our feet as we are cooking.

A person is grilling prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.

Grilled asparagus with prosciutto.

I don't cook because I feel like it's my "wifely duty" to be in the kitchen. I don't cook to impress our house guests or to impress my husband. Even though I am preparing a meal for us, in a lot of ways, I cook for me. I cook to destress, to use my hands to create, to stop thinking about anything but the task at hand.

A brown and white dog looking up at the camera while enjoying Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

A grilled brown and white dog wrapped in prosciutto.

Slowing down after I get home from work for an hour or two helps me be present. It helps me play with Azi for a few minutes or dance in the kitchen with Steven (which by the way, even though it's in my house, I still get embarrassed when he wants to dance randomly- he's so sweet!). It allows us to catch up on our days and on the details we probably left out while we were texting throughout the day.

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a result of one of those days where I just needed to get in the kitchen. Luckily I had my trusty helper to help me make this easy side dish. I leave the grilling to my husband, but the prepping is something I can definitely help out with!

A grilled steak on a plate topped with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

What I love about taking this time to cook is that I have never felt like it was time wasted. Even on my busiest evenings, it is time well spent and I honestly feel more productive after taking that little time for me and to spend with Steven.

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus makes for a perfect side dish during those summer nights!
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Servings: 10 asparagus
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen


  • 16 spears of asparagus
  • 8-12 ounces of prosciutto fresh or packaged
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Cracked blacked pepper


  • Start by cutting off about an inch from the bottom of the asparagus (this cuts off the really stalky part of the asparagus)
  • Wrap a half piece to full piece of prosciutto around the asparagus
  • Continue with remaining asparagus
  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and add cracked pepper to taste
  • *NOTE: Prosciutto is extremely salty naturally so I don't recommend adding ANY salt
  • Cook on grill at low heat for 6 minutes on each side


Serving: 1g | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 4576mg

A plate of grilled steak and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus on a table.

For any inquiring minds, the steak is a London Broil with McCormick's Smokehouse Maple and Apple Wood Dry Rub. Cooked 5 minutes on each side on medium low heat. The meat will continue to cook slightly as it "rests" after it's off the grill, so factor that in when you check to see if your meat is cooked to your liking! Pair it with this Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and you're all set!

How do you balance convenience and slowing down in the kitchen?

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  1. Pingback: Kurt
    1. I'd love for you to come over πŸ™‚ I hadn't ever grilled asparagus before, but it's so good! I love broiling it but this was even better πŸ™‚

  2. Oh, my goodness. This all looks so good! My mouth is watering. There's something about prosciutto wrapped asparagus that always looks and feels so fancy!

      1. I just had some prosciutto-wrapped cheese at a baby shower this weekend... I could have eaten the whole plate!

  3. It's definitely a challenge sometimes but I've found I need that time to unwind! It helps me be more productive when I need to be!

  4. yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum. this all looks sooo amazing! i've made bacon wrapped asparagus, but this looks even better. definitely making this!

  5. I feel the same way about making dinner at night. It isn't out of obligation, it is a time for me to enjoy doing something I love and not my to do list! We love asparagus at our house, so I can't wait to try this!

  6. Oh, how I wish I could have your passion for cooking! I cook because I have to eat and that's pretty much it, haha! Also, I love prosciutto and this looks fabulous. YUM.

    1. Hahah. Well that's okay too, eating is important. I seriously want y'all to come over soon so I can cook for ya!

      1. Haha O, and I totally was trying to say "I'm now...". I should really proof read comments! πŸ˜‰

  7. Oh YES! I love this dish-- it's so perfect for the grill and is just scrumptious. Thanks for posting this, Madison πŸ™‚ Prosciutto and asparagus are a match made in heaven. <3

  8. That is exactly where my dog likes to be while I am cooking. I am sure she is hoping to catch anything I drop! I make this sometimes in the oven. I have never tried it on the grill, but I bet that is even better!

    1. Hahah what's funny is that she has always done that before she realized that I would drop things. I think it would be good in the oven too! πŸ™‚

  9. Yum, yum, yum! This sounds and looks so delicious! And I agree, while I don't cook often, I love that it takes your mind off the world around you!

  10. Andrew said something similar to me yesterday! Even though we aren't married yet, I do most of the cooking, but it's because I love it! I definitely don't feel like he just expects it of me or that it's my duty. It's not a chore for me. Also, these asparagus sound amazing! They are one of my favorite veggies, so I always love to find a new way to make them.

    1. I love that you already feel that way! It's so nice to know that you truly enjoy cooking and that you're not doing it out of obligation! I hadn't ever had asparagus grilled but it's so tasty πŸ™‚

  11. I love prosciutto so much. I wish I had a grill to make these on but I will settle for the oven. I love how you talk about cooking, not as a duty but as thing you love...

  12. The asparagus looks so delicious! I am always looking for a new way to make it since it is one of the few vegetables Seth will eat! πŸ™‚ and those pictures of sweet Azi girl! I miss that face!

    1. Now y'all can make this since you have a yard that you can grill out on! I'm so surprised that Seth likes asparagus, I feel like that's a harder one to like. It's sooo good with prosciutto! I'll bring Azi next time to the house πŸ™‚