This easy recipe makes a delicious side dish for your special holiday meal. It can be assembled ahead of time and baked at the last minute. Makes 4 servings (even though the picture only shows 3!)
1 lb asparagus, washed and the tough ends trimmed
4 oz full fat cream cheese, brought to room temperature (I used Organic Valley brand from pasture raised milk)
4 oz nitrate/nitrite free prosciutto (I used Applegate Naturals)
1 large clove garlic, minced
extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground black pepper
Preheat your oven to 375° F.
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and minced garlic.
Carefully lay 2 slices of prosciutto on a cutting board, one on top of the other. Use a butter knife to spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture evenly across the prosciutto.
Bundle 1/4 of the asparagus in your hands. Start at one end and roll the bundle to wrap in prosciutto.
Place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet. Drizzle the unwrapped ends with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
If you enjoy this recipe, there's more in my e-cookbook, 31 Whole Food Dinner Recipes (that happen to be gluten free, grain free and are almost nightshade free). You can get the e-book here.